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Field updates on print even though Update Fields not checked

Postby Ym11bXBo » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 05:03:01 GMT

Hello we've got a doc with the date originally inserted and doc saved in the 
past (just date, not createdate field).  Even though 
Tools|Options|Print|Update Fields is not checked, it updates the field when 
we print.  Please advise, user indicates it never used to do this and we 
can't use createdate for other reasons.  Please advise--thanks much in 
advance.

RE: Field updates on print even though Update Fields not checked

Postby Ym11bXBo » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 05:06:01 GMT

Of course ran detect/repair--no dice.

Re: Field updates on print even though Update Fields not checked

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 07:31:25 GMT

See hich fields are updated when you open, repaginate, or print document
 http://www.**--****.com/ 

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>> Hello we've got a doc with the date originally inserted and doc saved in 
>> the
>> past (just date, not createdate field).  Even though
>> Tools|Options|Print|Update Fields is not checked, it updates the field 
>> when
>> we print.  Please advise, user indicates it never used to do this and we
>> can't use createdate for other reasons.  Please advise--thanks much in
>> advance. 


Re: Field updates on print even though Update Fields not checked

Postby Graham Mayor » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:47:51 GMT

As the link Suzanne posted indicates Date fields show the system date of the 
computer and are intended to update. Why can you not use a CreateDate field 
which always shows the date the document was created? If you are re-using a 
document as a 'template' save it as a template and create new documents from 
it. Those documents will thus show their creation dates in a Createdate 
field.

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Re: Field updates on print even though Update Fields not checked

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 14:04:09 GMT

Although a CreateDate field is certainly the best solution, it's also 
possible to lock or unlink a Date field.

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Re: Field updates on print even though Update Fields not checked

Postby Ym11bXBo » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:56:01 GMT

Thanks very much!!

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