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You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Automatically Updating Fields and Links.
A page's number is determined by only two factors: page 5, the first page of that section will be page 5, the second page will be page 6, the third page will be page 7, and so on. The number never appears unless you tell Word to display it.
Just because a page has a number doesn't mean the number will appear somewhere on the page.
Updating text fields reverts them back to their default text so I don't want those updated.
If you want to update the fields when the document is opened, you'll need to use a macro to accomplish the task.
Specifically, you'll need to use either an Auto Open or Auto Close macro, depending on whether you want to update the fields when the document opens or closes.