How do I Update Many Tags at Once?
This article will explain how to update all of your tags in a template at once using Field Codes. While we recommend using the Find/Replace tool to do this, using Field Codes is an alternative to using that tool. For more information, go to: Find/Replace Reference.
You might need to do this to set a new variable name, or simply to change the nickname of common tags you are using.
This solution will allow you to alter each tag without having to manually go through your template and change each one.
To update specific tags in your entire template (whether that's Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), simply follow these steps:
1. Open your template
2. Press the Alt+F9 keys to show the field codes (if you have a Function lock button on your keyboard, be sure to click this before pressing Alt+F9). Pressing these keys will show the raw text of each of your tags in your template. Don't worry, you can undo this by pressing Alt+F9 again after.
For more information, go to: How Do I Show or Hide Microsoft Office Field Codes
3. Copy the value, name, or text you want to update in your tags (i.e. nickname='[Email]')
4. Click the 'Replace' button on the 'Home' tab in the menu ribbon (for Excel, click the 'Home' tab and then click 'Find & Select').
5. Paste the value you want to update in the 'Find What' section. Then, enter the value that you want it replaced with in the 'Replace with' button. Then click the 'Replace' button until you are sure that you are replacing your tags correctly.
You can click the 'Replace All' button to update the entire template.
All of your tags will now be updated with the new value, name, or text that you want to see.
To return your tags to the typical tag style layout, press the Alt+F9 keys again.