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Changing Variable Values in Word

You can change the value assigned to a variable in a Microsoft Word source document.

Note: After you change a variable value in your source document, update the variable value for the variable from the previous value to the new value by selecting all the content in your Microsoft Word source document and then pressing the F9 key.

The following procedure provides an example of how to change variable values in Microsoft Word source documents using Microsoft Word 2003. Steps for changing variables values in Microsoft Word may be different in other versions of Microsoft Word.

To change a variable value in a Microsoft Word source document

  1. Open the Microsoft Word source document that contains the variable with a value you want to change.

  2. On the File menu, click Properties.

  3. On the Custom tab, in the Properties field, select the name of the variable with the value you want to change in the Name column.

  4. In the Value field, type a new value for the variable. The value you type is the value that Microsoft Word displays in your Microsoft Word document.

  5. Click Modify.

  6. Click OK.

  7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.

  8. Press the F9 key. Microsoft Word updates the variable value in each place in your source document where you inserted the variable.

  9. Click Done again to close the window.

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