Microsoft Word Error - !"bookmark name" is Not in Table

This one is kind of hard to believe. I made a bookmark named P5_Effective_Date, and tried to use it in a Field. I kept getting this error message instead of the numeric Field value I expected: !P5 is Not in Table.

After Googling a bit, I finally found the answer on the Microsoft web site. Word was incorrectly assuming that my bookmark name was referring to a table. It does this when you have a bookmark name that starts with one or two letters and a digit!

The simple solution is to change the bookmark name, and that way Word doesn't outsmart itself. Everything worked fine after I changed the bookmark name to Problem5_Effective_Date.

Last modified: November 28, 2011