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Make permantent changes to Word "options" settings

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    Make permantent changes to Word "options" settings

    I am using Word 2010. There are lot sof Options you can change in Word (FILE\OPTIONS). Under "Advanced", in the "SHOW DOCUMENT CONTENT" section there is a setting that determines how "Field Shading" is displayed. The default is "When Selected" but I want to change this permanently to be "Always". I use a lot of cross references in my documents, and want to be able to easily see when I have done this without selecting the text. I cannot figure out how to make these changes the default for all new documents. Even when I set it up for the current document, it sets itself back the next time I open the same document.

    Can anyone help me understand how to make this change permanent?

    Matt

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    Re: Make permantent changes to Word "options" settings

    Hi Matt,

    The Field shading options are global, so should apply to all documents once set.
    Cheers,
    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Make permantent changes to Word "options" settings

    Thanks for your reply. Mine definitely don't. Do you know what could be wrong?

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    Re: Make permantent changes to Word "options" settings

    There may be a problem with one of Word's registry settings. Close Word and, from the Windows|Start command line, input the following two commands:
    winword.exe /unregserver
    winword.exe /regserver
    Then re-start Word and update the field display setting.

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