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How to create index in Word with RD fields?

Q: How to create index in Word with RD fields?

I'm trying to build an index for a long book (200,000 words). I don't think my computer will handle doing this if the book is all in one file. Word Help talks about indexing by using referenced documents, or RD fields. Right now I have the book stored in separate chapters, each with correct pagination (so the pagination is continuous throughout the book).

I can't get the RD indexing feature to work, but get a message that Word can't locate the referenced documents. I've entered RD fields that look like:

{ RD C:\\Documents\\Chapter 1.doc }

but this doesn't work.

Many thanks for any help!


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A: How to create index in Word with RD fields?

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I'm using Brothers Keeper and want to creat an everyname index. The program is designed to do this but it isn't what I want. It lists every name but uses the surname for each listing. Ex:
Smith, Bart
Smith, Charles
Smith, James
and so on. This is the same if I use the "index & Tables" procedure in Word.
I want it to use the surname only ONCE. Ex:
Any one know of a way this can be done?

A:create an index in word 97

I don't know "Brothers Keeper". However, Word CAN do it "surname only ONCE" if you mark eg: "Smith" as "Main Entry" & "Bart", "Charles", "James" as "Subentry".


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I am trying to create links to specific locations with each document between two documents. The document names will change. I can update the current name of the other document by creating a custom property called "otherDoc". I have solved most problems, however, I am unable to insert a field into the address of the link (to make the link dynamic) without utilizing the showfieldcodes command (which is very memory and time consuming since the documents I am working on are very large). Below is my code. I was wondering if there is any way to set the address as a field? Or somehow input an address and it would be understood by word to be field.
Sub link_to_other()

'pastes hyperlink to the other document
Selection.PasteSpecial Link:=True, DataType:=wdPasteHyperlink, Placement:= _
wdInLine, DisplayAsIcon:=False

'selects the hyperlink that was just inserted
Set myField = Selection.PreviousField

'creates variables
Dim temp_address As String
Dim temp_subaddress As String

'sets variables
temp_address = ActiveDocument.CustomDocumentProperties("otherDoc").Value & ".doc"
temp_subaddress = Selection.Range.Hyperlinks(1).SubAddress

'changes the hyperlink the the dynamic value
Set SCut = ActiveDocument.Hyperlinks.Add( _
Anchor:=Selection.Range, _
Address:=temp_address, SubAddress:=temp_subaddress)
End Sub


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Hi All,

Quick one - trying to create a data entry/ edit form that has 3 years worth of dates in it. I.e. 2016, 2017, 2018

Project Name| Project Manager |
Jan 16 effort
Feb 16 effort
March 16 effort
April 16 effort
May 16 effort
June 16 effort
and so on....

Some projects will go into other years and what I'm trying to get to is a form that has a button that can cycle through to the next year rather than creating 3 separate forms with a button that will just take you to the next form... can it be done? If so, can anyone tell me how?

A:Create Form that Cycles through fields

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My church asked me to create a db. I'm a newbie but I figured I give it a shot. Since then, I've been pulling my hair out.

I'm using Access 2000 on M$XP. The Church Stewardship Secretary (CSS) is responsible for logging in each person's activities choices, and there are many activities to choose from. One may choose to be in the Adult Choir, be an Eucharist Mininister at 8 and 11:15, and volunteer to do electrical work.

I am trying to create a FORM with multiple yes/no choices and comment boxes so that the CSS can input each person's record. This "Masterform" will view current records and will update as new records are entered.

Step 1: Instead of using one ENORMOUS table, I subdivided the data onto 11 or 12 catergories. (BIG MISTAKE!!!)

1-Members (lastName, firstName, Phone)=TEXT (ChurchID=TEXT= PRIMARY KEY)

I linked the choices using a Church ID primary key----> I decided to use the first 3 letters of the first and last name for a primary key: Michael Jordan= micjor

The rest of the tables went as followed:
4-Music Ministry...

And so on ... Tables beginning from 2 had each record beginning with the ChurchID and yes/no columns. Usually each table had a comments text column as well. NOTE: Only those whom had selected a choice on the table would have their ChurchID and record appear on the table.

STEP 2: I created a one-to-one relationship from the Members Table to the other tables. I wanted each member to ... Read more

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When in Contacts, I removed most fields and added a couple myself. One field was "Date Created" and "ID". How come when I try to import my csv file, it does not give me the option to find those fields while im maping the information? Where else do I ned to create those fields so they will appear in the Map custom fields area of the importing process?

Note: Mod's, I put this in the wrong forum at first. Please delete the "All Software" thread. Thanks and sory for my confusion


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I created a database and I need to create a form/report which would be a contract for my business. What I want to know is how can i have access automatically fill predefined data such as clients name etc into certain fields automatically for each client record. I basically want to be able to click on the clients record, run a report which would be the contract/agreement and be able to print off contract with the clients name already entered into the applicable fields...

What would the steps be?

A:How to create a form/report in Access where some fields are automatically filled

You would not need to fill in any Customer Fields on the form, other than the Key ID Field.
For the report you create a query based on the contract table and the Customer table to get all the fields for the report.

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Using Outlook 2003
I'd like to create a custom field which appears as a drop-down.
Ie. Field called "Project" with entries like project 1, project 2 and so on.

I use "Field Chooser"
then select "user-defined fields"
Then select "Type from their drop-down slection list.

I see Formula or combination but nothing that lets me add my own list of values.

Direction, thoughts appreciated.

A:Outlook (2003) - How to create Custom fields with Drop-downs

Not sure, but I think you'll need the control toolbox. Choose the icon to view the toolbox, then choose the combobox. I think you'll need VBA for this...

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Hello All!

I searched around on the forum and online but didn't see any questions like mine (or that I quite understood...Remember I'm a beginner). So maybe you guys can help... My overall objective is to create a crosstab query that will show the total cost per month.

Here is what I have:

I have 4 fields (all in the same table):
Shipping Cost to Return
Shipping Cost to Send
Product Cost
Total Cost

I have a form:
That I manually enter 3 cost values in and it generates the total cost by using the formula:
=Nz([Shipping Cost to Return],0)+Nz([Shipping Cost to Send],0)+Nz([Product Cost],0)

--this formula is in the "control source" box under properties.

The Total Cost that is generated for each record doesn't show up back on my table. What's the deal and how can I get it to show up?

Thank you,

A:Solved: Access 2003: how to create field that shows sum of other fields.

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Can anyone tell me how to setup a field in a word templet/form that will auto fill in another field when the data is entered. I would like to type in the name field and have it fill in the same name in all the name fields on the form. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks..

A:MS WORD fields

You can use "Reference" (REF) form fields to accomplish what you want. I will give you the basic steps of creating one and you'll have to play around with it on your own to learn the rest.

From the Forms Toolbar insert a text form field by clicking the button labeled ab Double click the newly inserted field and check the box marked "Calculate on Exit." Make note of the bookmark name that is assigned to this newly inserted field (By default it will be named Text1, Text2, etc)

After inserting text form field hit enter several times to move down a few lines in the document.

From file menu across the top of your document click INSERT--> FIELD. Choose the category "Links and Reference" and choose field name "REF." Next click the options button and from the Bookmark listbox select the bookmark name that you want this new field to reference. With the bookmark name highlighted click the "Field Codes" button and make sure the proper reference has been set it should say something like REF Text1. Click OK to create the reference. Now protect the form document by clicking TOOLS --> PROTECT DOCUMENT --> FORMS. Now type some text into the first field you added and click TAB. You will now see that whatever text you type in the first form field will also appear in the newly added refererence field. Hope this helps!


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In Word, there are some auto-correct fields that I have changed. When I do that, some of them stay saved, but some won't stay changed.

I changed it so that 2 hyphens instantly becomes a dash instead of waiting until I type the next word; that change stays. I changed the ... to become . . . because that is required in academic writing; that change stays.

But some changes won't stay. Right now, --> becomes an arror. I want -> to become an arrow because the -- before the > automatically becomes a dash. I make the change, but the next time I go into Word, the change is gone. I cannot seem to get it to stay. Anybody know why?

Also, there are many auto-suggestion replacements that I like, but there is one that I really don't like. When I type 2005 in a document, it automatically suggests 2005-09-04 and replaces it if I hit enter. I NEVER use that format for dates, but I often am doing a form where I need to be able to hit enter after I put in the year. I cannot find a way to remove this one date field without disabling all the others.


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Hi, recently I was asked to produce a document format, that once opened had a pop-up that prompted the user for information....eg. company name, address etc. and this information is then to be inserted throughout the document wherever applicable.

I used FILLIN fields, but these dont allow the information to be reused throughout a document. I then used ASK fields and assigned the promted response to a bookmark, which i then referenced throughout the document. This however, has another problem in not automatically updating the field (and therefore asking for information to be entered) when the template is opened. I got around this by setting up a macro to update all fields by pressing F2 when the file is opened.

The guy I made the document said its ok, but basically now he wants just ONE popup with all the fields to be entered in the file to come up at once, like a popup form, rather than one by one, and having to press the OK button for each peice of information.

Can anyone help me create this popup form?? with references to be inserted once it is filled in??? i know this one is a big ask!! Who is king?

A:Microsoft Word: Help with fields!

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i have created a form in word, adn i want it to be read only for most of the form. However, i do want certain fields to allow users to type in. Is there any way that i can easily do this. i know that this may seem kind of vague, let me know if you need any other info.

A:MS Word; only type in certain fields

Too bad there's not a strikethrough text format. Anyway, ignore the stuff in red.

This is a common question that has no easy answer. There is no way to permanently lock the text of a document while leaving the fields open. There are some workarounds, such as using a background graphic instead of body text.

I don't know what I was thinking about when I wrote that, but it wasn't forms. It might have been converting a PDF document to a protected Word form. Another of Dreamboat's articles.

If you search the forums for something like Word form protect text, you might get some hits. The question gets worded differently from time to time, so play around with the search criteria until you get a thread that works for you.

Here are a couple of similar threads (searching word form lock text):


And here's a link with some general info. Thanks to Dreamboat for that.



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I have created a form in word, and there are two locations on the form where the project number needs to be entered, is there a way to link the fields so that the number, when entered in the first field will also show up the second field?

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Hello..I just discovered this place

I am writing up a legal doc. in Word. I know how to protect the document, however I need to UNPROTECT 3 lines (to allow date, name and address). Is there a way to only make those 3 fields (created with FORM) unprotected?

TIA Anyone

A:Need Help with Protecting Fields in Word

I'm not an expert at Word, but I believe if these are text form fields (from your forms toolbar), when you protect your document ONLY those form fields will be able to be edited. Everything else will be protected, which is, I believe, what you want. However, when the document is unprotected, you CANNOT enter or edit text in those fields.

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I have created a mail merge document in Word that also incorporates several word fields ( ask, if..then..else ) The primary document includes an If..then..else field that calls for IncludeText of another document. Within that document are more ask and if..then..else statements. In the final merge, Word asks the Ask fields twice...even though I have checked the ask once box and am only merging to one record. Any ideas on what I have done wrong? I have been working in both Word 2000 and Word 2002.

A:Problem with Word fields

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Hey folks,

Just an idle productivity question.

Assuming I wish to key in the name "John Doe" in the beginning of a contract document as a field and have the same name reappear in other fields within that same document, is this possible at all via MS Word 2000 independent of another supporting merge document?

Or am I restricted to the merge feature alone where I require another MS Word document with tables or an MS Excel table?


Mr Al-B

A:MS Word 2000 and Use of Fields

Hi, welcome to the board. Haven't done this for a year, maybe 2. Here's one method I've used before. (?How would you key in as a field?)

First type it in, then select it (the whole string), then Insert a Bookmark. Throughout the doc, you can then Insert -- Field(s) (Category = Links & Refs, Field names = Ref). In the Field codes text box you'll need "REF Name", where Name = the name of the bookmark you inserted. You may want to turn on "Show Bookmarks" in the doc (Tools -- Options -- View) to make editing the actual bookmark easier, when required.

The Ref fields should update automatically when you print ; if not, CTRL+A to select the whole doc, then rightclick one of them & "Update Field".


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Hi - I am not a complete beginner but am having terrible trouble using basic fields. All I want to do is create a template with variable Fields ie I use Ctrl+F9 to insert a field and then type in something like "Insert Name" etc. I need to be able to print the document showing the fields - I go into Printer Options - Advanced - Print Section - tick "Print Fields Codes instead of their values". This works but when I go back into my document it comes up with "Error! Bookmark not Defined". What am I doing wrong and can anyone help me fix this without going into anything too complex.

Thank you

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I have made a template form on Word 2003 that uses many fill in text fields. I would like to have the information inserted on some of these fields to show on other parts of the same document without having to entered a again. So the question is how I ref a field in word to show the same information over again. Have it entered once and show in many parts. Please help.

A:Word Fields Automation

I would think you could edit the document and insert a new field and in that field refer to an exisitng field name then the data from that field would populate , Word 2007 go to mailings tab>Write&Inseert Fileds Select Insert Merge Field

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I use fields in my Word document. Is ther some way to update these automaticly. At the moment I'm going thru the document and doing it one at a time.

A:Update fields in Word

Have you tried F(?

The following id from the Help within Worf 2007.
Function key reference
Function keys
To do this Press
Get Help or visit Microsoft Office Online. F1
Move text or graphics. F2
Repeat the last action. F4
Choose the Go To command (Home tab). F5
Go to the next pane or frame. F6
Choose the Spelling command (Review tab). F7
Extend a selection. F8
Update the selected fields. F9
Show KeyTips. F10
Go to the next field. F11
Choose the Save As command (Microsoft Office Button ).

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I've been struggling with this for over a year now. I have hundreds of model railroad magazines that I need to build a database for in order to type in a subject and have the program point to a specific issue for quick reference. I've tried to figure out how to do it with Excel or Access, but just haven't got the smarts for setting it up and getting it working.

I can't seem to find a freeware software program online either for doing this. I know you can't recommend any. Is there anyone out there who can offer any suggestions for something that will work?

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I have a number of technical documents that are currently unwieldy to find things in. One solution is to have the network drive indexed, but getting that working for a host of people in different locations could be difficult.

I was instead going to create a master index that pulls just the contents from each of the separate documents into one; obviously less functional than searching the entire documents but it should still do the job of allowing people to find important releases.

I can do this manually, and have done, but then the formatting is rubbish and there is no way to alter every line across all 80 pages at once.

Is there a better way of combining the contents pages, and if not then is there a good way of formatting quickly?

I'm thinking of making a python script to do it but if there's another way to do it I'd like to know. Master documents don't seem to do what I want?

A:Create a master index from the contents pages of several documents

Have you considered a Help Authoring Tool such as RoboHelp or MadCap?

Create a project with each document as a chapter, then index the entire project.

Just a thought.


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Based on this formula, how would I change it to validate 2 or more fields simultaneously? More specifically, [If "this field" equals "yes" and the "next field" equals "", then MsgBox...]

Correct for verifying "This field" only:

If Trim(fld.Result) = "" Then
MsgBox "You must complete " & fld.Range.Bookmarks(1).Name & " before you can print.", vbOKOnly + vbExclamation, "Error"
Cancel = True
Exit Sub
End If

My attempt at verifying the "next field":

If Trim(fld.Result) = "Yes" And fld.Next = "" Then
MsgBox "You selected 'Yes' for " & fld.Range.Bookmarks(1).Name & ". Please answer Question 'b' after " & fld.Range.Bookmarks(1).Name & " before printing.", vbOKOnly + vbExclamation, "Error"
Cancel = True
Exit Sub
End If

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Okay, I thought I had this figured out yesterday, but I guess I didn't. I was using continuous section breaks in the form to try and solve the problem. The only problem with this method, though, is that Word seems to only allow one break per line, which means the most precise I could get this way was to place a break at the beginning of the line I want to leave editable and then another break at the beginning of the following line. This won't work for me because it will still allow someone to use the enter key to create a new line in the editable part of the form, thus pushing everything below it down and changing the layout of the form. So, is there a way to get more precise when it comes to locking areas of the document around certain fields? Sorry if my post is a little confusing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Lock certain fields in MS Word form?

Could you e-mail me the form so I can take a look at it please? Have you locked the form as well so the user cannot edit it?

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I have developed a form in word 2003 with drop down boxes. I want users to complete mandatory fields before progressing to the next field. I understand that this is activated by a macro. I am unsure how to do this. How do I start the process so that a form cannot be completed without the necessary fields being answered. Please try to keep the answer fairly simple with examples if possible.

A:How to set up mandatory fields in Word 2003

Welcome to the forum. I am not good with VBA but it would be including an If>>Then>>Else statement to test the object to see if it is null or blank. You would probably want to it do it before you save and then have it select the objects that are not filled in correctly. I am posting this in the hopes one of our VBA people will respond to it. :0

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Currently I'm trying to create a macro in Word 2007 that will allow me to disable a number of form fields so the next user can't change anything. For example:

1) User 1 fills out fields A, B, C and D and then sends the form back to me.
2) I unprotect the Word form and run my macro that will prevent User 2 from changing the data entered by User 1. Now I send the form to User 2 for input.
3) User 2 fills out fields E, F, G and H (fields A, B, C and D are disabled so User 2 can't alter the data already entered by User 1). User 2 then sends the form back to me.

To try and accomplish this, I created the macro below:

Sub DisableFields()

Selection.MoveUp Unit:=wdLine, Count:=1
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCell
With Selection.FormFields(1)
.Name = "CAR_No_Assigned"
.EntryMacro = ""
.ExitMacro = ""
.Enabled = False
.OwnHelp = True
.HelpText = "QMR to assign CAR No., i.e.: 3DC-CAR-2012-001."
.OwnStatus = False
.StatusText = ""
With .TextInput
.EditType Type:=wdRegularText, Default:="", Format:=""
.Width = 0
End With
End With
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCell
Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCell
With Selection.FormFields(1)
.Name = "Name_of_Initiator"
.EntryMacro = ""
.ExitMacro = ""
.Enabled = False
.OwnHelp = False
.HelpText = ""
.OwnStatus = False
.StatusText = ""
With .TextInput
.EditType Type:=wdRegularText, Default:="", Format:="&... Read more

A:How to disable fields in Word 2007

Just to clarify, when I do this manually (without using the macro) the previously entered data seems to disappear as soon as I unprotect the form and double-click on a field within the form.

As an after thought, could there be a simpler way of preventing User 2 from accessing the existing data?

Thanks again.

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to the TechSupport Forums, so I'd like to start out by saying hello to everyone! I need some help with a (possibly) unanswerable inquiry.

I have created a protected document with form fields for users to enter information. When they hit enter, I would like for the document to go to the next form field rather than do a hard return. Is there a way to do this? Any help anyone can provide would be great!

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Hello there!

I am trying to figure out how to construct an invoice in Word 2007 that performs calculations just like in Excel. If someone would care to correct the steps I already know, or add on to them to get me to a final solution, I will be extremely grateful!

Okay, so I have a table set up. Each of the top lines should take the number of items ordered and multiply it by the value of the item. For example:

5 Apples @ $1.00 - $5.00

The user should be able to change the number of items or the price of the item and have the total update itself when you update the field.

Next, the bottom part of the document will total all of the items, and multiply it by the tax rate (which is a value entered in the table).

Seems simple, right?

So, I know how to enter fields... I've gone to the Insert tab, clicked "Quick Parts", then "Field...". At which point I am presented with a dialog box and I think my next step is to click "Formula...", but I have no idea how to set it up. I know how to total columns, but I don't know how to multiply specific fields with other fields. I'm guessing it has something to do with assigning a bookmark to them and using this in the formula somehow?

A thousand thanks in advance!

[Another note: I'm learning how to do these sorts of things for an office software competition next fall, so I actually need to know how to do this using calculated fields... I don't need a work-around, like using Excel in... Read more

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Hi everybody,
I have the problem that Word 2000 updates fields (with date) in documents, when I don't want it to. According to my information, Word 2000 only updates these fields when you select a field, right click it and choose update or when you print it, if that option is set in options. In my documents, however, it seems that Word 2000 updates the field every time I open the document.

Does anybody know how I can stop Word from doing this?

A:Word 2000 updates fields when I don't want it to

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I have a REF field in word, which takes its content from a bookmark around a separate FILLIN field. The text is coming through fine, but it's using the formatting from the bookmarked text, which is inappropriate at the point the REF appears - the original field features prominently on the title page of the document, and the font is much too large for where it the REF appears.

Is there anyway of keeping the REF field in a certain format - specifically font size, face and colour?

Thanks, Oli.

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I've created a form in Word that users fillout and print. Is there a way to make certain fields required?

A:Word Form - Required Fields

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I've created a form in Word that users fillout and print and save. Is there a way to make certain fields required?
I need it to be compatable with Word 2007 and 2002

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The State of Florida is using an MS Word Document as a test document that can have answers placed in it. Some "Computer expert" unlocked it so that everything moved with 'tab', or 'space' or 'answer' entry. How are the fields supposed to be designed so you can Lock some fields (questions), but allow entry in others(your answers)?

How can anyone change that function in a state form?

A:Word -- Lock some fields, allow entry in others

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I am trying to fill in a weekly dates using a form field start date.
It is setup as such:

Start Date: ________ (user enters date here in format ddMMMYY)
This is setup as a Text form field, set to date, with calculate on exit checked and bookmark as DateField.

Later in the document, I have a weekly calendar that I want to fill in the dates for Mon - Fri based on Monday as the start date from above.
I have been using the insert>Quick Parts>Field but cannot figure out the calculations even after multiple guides and searches.
I am able to reference the bookmark and repeat the date for Monday, but cannot figure out how to set Tue-Fri dates.

Please give me the exact code to put in if possible.
I could figure it out using VBA but want to do this without macros if possible.


A:Solved: Form Fields in MS Word

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I produce my departmental purchase plans on MS Access so that I can attach my own symbols eg prioritising and run queries. I have been told that I can transfer/link/export individual fields from Access into a template order form set up in MS Word. Is this possible? How is it done? Is there an easier way?
Any suggestions?

A:Linking Access Fields to Word

Hey there.

Is there some reason a mailmerge from Word won't work?


Check out how to set up a mail merge.

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I am trying to create a customer letter template with the name of the sales rep and their title under the signature line (I got the sales rep name). So far the only way I see to add a title is in the employee additional fields, but when I try to use the employee toolbar for a customer letter it won't allow me to do that. Is there a way to do this? Please help - I need to get these letters out! Thanks!

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hey there,
Does anyone know how to make fields or right text fields etc for letter templates, that contain 'client name' for example, that automatically fills all the other client name fields etc in the document. I KNOW It CAN BE DONE! ahh. Just like how word has its own fields for document title and author that it reproduces...
I can't figure it out. ??

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I have set up a .dot file which uses reference fields. I have set up the input field as a drop down box with bold text.

My query is when the ref field populates the first word is bolded the second one is not.

Can anyone assist?


A:Reference Fields - Word 2003

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I am trying to create a form with required fields for a document at work. I was able to use code provided by Anne Troy to easily do this. However, I just have one additional question to complete a modification I had. Basically, on certain questions, I want the form to verify that the "Next" field is completed. So that if on question 7a "Yes" is selected from a drop down box, then question 7b must be answered. Here is an excerpt with the IF statements...
For Each fld In ReqFields
If Trim(fld.Result) = "" Then
MsgBox "You must complete " & fld.Range.Bookmarks(1).Name & " before you can print.", vbOKOnly + vbExclamation, "Error"
Cancel = True
Exit Sub
End If
If Trim(fld.Result) = "Select..." Then
MsgBox "You must select an answer for " & fld.Range.Bookmarks(1).Name & " before you can print.", vbOKOnly + vbExclamation, "Error"
Cancel = True
Exit Sub
End If
If Trim(fld.Result) = "Yes" And "NextField" = "" Then
MsgBox "You selected 'Yes' for " & fld.Range.Bookmarks(1).Name & "." & vbNewLine & "Please answer Question 'b' after " & fld.Range.Bookmarks(1).Name & " before printing.", vbOKOnly + vbExclamation, "Error"
Cancel = True
Exit Sub
End If
Next fld
End Sub

A:Word Form - Required Fields

See if this helps?

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Hi,I have a Yoga 720 13''. I want to update fields in a word document. In my old Yoga I have used the F9 key for that purpose.According to the help menu in Word using the F9 botton is the only way to update the field.Have tried the F5 but it doesn't work. Any suggestions?Thanks

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I would like to create forms in PDF...What I would like to do instead of creating the text fields in PDF is create them in Word placing a tag on the cell and when convert PDF will capture the text box. Is this possible with any plug-in even. I called Adophe and they informed me plug-ins are available for this but I could not find any.

We currently have forms on the web in HTML which I am converting to word the cell fields are carried over all I would need to is format the document the way we want it and rename the cells...The reason why I do not want to do it PDF is becuase I have approx. 100 forms and I know at some point they will be modified I would have to re-create the entire form in PDF where as in word it would be easier to re-create then I could just create a PDF and have it completed.

A:Convert word cell tag to PDF form fields (How can do this?)

Hiya and welcome

Looking here:


There is Acropad, but you have to join to look at the actual program, but this is where you can get it:


It may not be exatcly what you're after, as you said Word.

Also, there is this:



It may take a bit of playing with the plugins, to see which one will work, but the one above mentions this:

You may convert Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access documents into PDF formats, convert AutoCAD file into PDF, convert image formats to PDF, convert plain text file to PDFClick to expand...

Thats for Go2pdf, so you may want to look at that first.



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I have a word template that is pulling fields from a DB and when a field has no data, it prints "Error! - Reference source not found".

Is there some way to tell Word 2000 not to print anything if the field is empty?

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Hi there

I've been asked to set up a template in Ms Word which has fixed fields that cannot be edited by people and parts that can be filled in. i.e. a fill-in form.

I have searched everywhere today and can't find a way to do this and aware that a nasty deadline is approaching - can anyone give me some advice?

I would be very grateful!



A:Setting up a Word template with fixed fields

Originally Posted by ShazMillz

Hi there

I've been asked to set up a template in Ms Word which has fixed fields that cannot be edited by people and parts that can be filled in. i.e. a fill-in form.

I have searched everywhere today and can't find a way to do this and aware that a nasty deadline is approaching - can anyone give me some advice?

I would be very grateful!



It is quite a while I did this, and I have never done it my my current version of Word (2007). Have you checked in the Office Online tutorials?

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Is there a way to lock certain fields in a Microsoft Word form while keeping others editable?

A:Solved: Lock certain fields in Word form?

Got it.

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I was wondering if this was possible.

My mom wants me to write a template for school lesson plans. Each plan has several revisions, and each revision has several activity sets. For example, Lesson 1 might include Lesson Plans 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. Lesson 1.1 might include activity sets A, B, C, D, and E.

She would like each activity set to exist in its own document, and at one point in the document she wants the activities listed ordinally while referencing the activity set, if that makes sense. In other words, she wants the activities listed 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a; 1b, 2b, 3b, 4b; 1c...etc., with each set being in a separate document.

I don't like the setup and I think she's duplicating information, but that's the way she says it has to be. Anyway.

Adding that letter to the bullets isn't difficult to do manually, but she's pretty computer illiterate so I need a way to do it automatically. I thought the easiest thing would be to use a FILLIN field to SET a bookmark, and REF the bookmark in the numbered bullet. I don't know if it's possible to insert a field into a list's ordination, though. Any ideas?

I have a couple other things I could try if I can't find a simpler solution. For example, I thought I might use a FILLIN field to grab the activity set, then use a macro to format the bullet style of the list in question.

Anyway, just thought I'd toss that out there, if anyone has any suggestions I'd be grateful.


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A:Solved: Using fields as bullets in Word 2000

I don't like the setup, either. I think you're just asking for trouble. WHY does she want separate documents? Also, consider using Caption for the 1a, 2a...

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I have created a form in MS Word 2007. I used the form fields and have locked the form. When the user fills out the form it is saved and sent to someone to review, edit and/or comment. The receiving party unlocks the form and adds comments however, is not able to use track changes in the form fields. Do you know of a way that they can use track changes within a form field?

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