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Updating an Index

Whenever you edit your document, you run the risk of messing up the index. Even a slight change can push text from the bottom of one page to the top of the next and possibly invalidate the index. Fortunately, this section gives you several ways to keep your index up-to-date.

Choose File → Options to open the Word Options dialog box. Select the Display tab and then check the Update Fields Before Printing in the Printing Options section and click OK. Word automatically updates the index every time you print your document.

Tip: To update an index without printing the document, click inside the index and press F9. If you point to the index and right-click, the shortcut menu that appears includes an Update Field command. Using this command works the same as pressing F9 or clicking the Update Index button on the References tab.
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