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If you delete an entire paragraph in one fell swoop, however, Word doesn’t view that as merging two paragraphs and it does not apply the settings from the deleted paragraph to the one that follows it. The reason for introducing Paragraphs into this discussion is that every Section Break contains an implicit Paragraph Mark; the end of a section is always the end of a paragraph as well.When you delete a Section Break you are also deleting the implicit Paragraph Mark and, as a result, there are two possibilities: either you are deleting a paragraph mark with the result that two paragraphs are being merged, or you are deleting an entire paragraph.Sometimes, when you update an Index Field, your Page Headers can change, or disappear; sometimes your page formatting may change.These effects can happen when you have an Index formatted with an explicit number of columns and you have different formatting of the body of the Document before and after the Index.
Word is aware of this possibility and takes steps to replace references with the actual information when necessary.Why this option is exclusively set to the “Data” field? Word has never had such an option, but has had an option to update links automatically. There are numerous fields a user wouldn't want to update automatically, including ASK & FILLIN fields.Some years ago, MS did change the update of some fields that previously updated automatically in the body of the document, but not all.Article contributed by Bill Coan Word's page numbering scheme isn't directly obvious but it isn't needlessly complex, either. Once you understand how it works, all sorts of possibilities open up.Unfortunately, the built-in tools that simplify the insertion of page numbers also happen to make it more difficult to tell what's really going on.