Microsoft Word 2007 opening all docs with field codes toggled off

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Published on 2010-02-12T22:42:14Z Indexed on 2010/03/11 5:37 UTC
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Recently, something changed with my Microsoft Word 2007 installation/preferences on Windows XP, such that whenever I open a word document, all the field codes are displayed raw instead of as their expanded value. For example, my header reads:

My Name { TITLE \* MERGEFORMAT }    Version { REVNUM \* MERGEFORMAT }

But, if I copy and paste it here, it reads expanded:

My Name My Doc Title    Version 42

I expect to see the copy and paste version directly inside Word, I can work around this by right clicking on each such field and choosing toggle field codes, however, I never had to do that before, as previously, the document opened with all such field codes expanded.

Another example is the Table of Contents which shows as:

{ TOC \o "1-3" \h \z \u }

Instead of the full table of contents.

I searched the word options dialog, but could not find anything that appeared relevant.

Please suggest how to restore the old behavior.

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