in the Form properties on the Defaults tab there is a checkbox for
Automatically refresh fields
it does what you want (ie triggers the process that F9 does) but it
happens on every field - if you've go a form with a significant number
of fields to be computed (and validation/input translation formulae on
edited fields) then you can end up with unacceptable performance impacts
> a field in a Notes form.
> (I want to indicate that a section has been completed, using a formula
> for the section title, and I need to check the fields of the section. if
> I press F9 after filling in the fields it's working ok but I'd like to
> automate this).