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Q: MS Word; only type in certain fields

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.

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A: MS Word; only type in certain fields

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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.
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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):

http://forums.techguy.org/t389564
http://forums.techguy.org/t159508

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

Sorry.

chris.

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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 there i have a bit of a PC issue that i am looking into.

When using internet explorer and a site for example ebay. It will only let me populate the Username Field, But when i try enter the password the field doesn't allow any data to be entered. This happens for other programs outwith Internet Explorer too.

The OS is Windows XP

What would cause this to happen?

Thanks
 

A:Unable to Type in some fields

Press Tab instead of enter when you want to move to a password or other field in a form. Pressing enter pretty much means that all fields are complete (like pressing "Send" or "Submit" yourself).
 

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One of our office computers won't allow the user to type in the search fields or log in fields within IE on any website. Can't search on Google, Yahoo, can't log in on hotmail or other online applications that we use at work. In addition to this issue; when I open Control Panel I get a script error, the icons on Add/Remove Programs are very small with no description of what the icons represent and if I try to udate Windows it tells me that it needs to install addiotional files to update the system but it gets locked into a loop where it installs then tells me that it needs to install the same files. I can't run a Panda scan because it asks for my e-mail address and I can't type into the field. When trying to run a Kaspersky online scan it won't update the new virus definitions which is an automatic action. When I try to run HouseCall it tells me that there is another HouseCall running and closes the prgram. There is no indication in Task Manager of two HouseCalls running. Ewido found some problems corrected them but didn't fix my problem. Replaced the mouse and did a restart so those won't work. The computer was running fine one evening and when we came in the next day it was acting this way.

AVG, AdAware run clean. I downloaded a trail Kaspersky Security program and it ran clean as well. Suggestions are welcomed.

Here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:20:57 AM, on 8/3/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Intern... Read more

A:Can't type in search or log in fields in IE

Your log looks okay. Have you considered re-installing IE?

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One of our office computers won't allow the user to type into a search or log in field in IE. The mouse is not the issue, we changed it out, because we can click on links and click into the address bar. Ran AVG as well as AdAware both clean. When I tried to run HouseCall it tells me there is already a HouseCall running and shuts down. I can't run Panda because it asks for my e-mail address and I can't type into the field.

Suggestions?????

A:Can't type in search or log in fields

greetings
do a control/alt/delete
the beta version of housecall might have hung it up. [happened here]
stop and remove any references to it and use my link below for the original
post back

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All of a sudden I cannot type in fields online and cannot restore because the calendar is blank in system restore. Can anyone help? I can click on links, but can't type passwords, etc. I would greatly appreciate any help!!!
 

A:Solved: Cannot type in fields and can't restore in XP

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I am running Vista Premium SP1 on a Dell Inspiron E1505. I have a new problem where I can not enter any text in any browser field, IE or FireFox. The text field appears but I can not click on the field and enter text. I have tracked the problem to a corrupt or imcompatible dll called mshtmled.dll located in c:\windows\system32 folder.

How do I extract and install this dll with any of it's related dll's in Vista?

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I'm not sure what to do here...

After downloading Explorer 8 (and updating Windows) I am unable to type in any field below the top pane. (I can type text just fine in my google search field and the url field)

I un-installed Explorer 8 (which re-installed Explorer 7) with no improvement.

I noticed that after completing the Windows update (I have Service Pack 3) my Anti Virus (Zone Alarm) had been blown away. I had to re-install it. I've since learned that I should disable anti-virus software prior to doing Windows updates.

Is this a virus?

Thanks.

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Hello Group,

Suddenly I am unable to type into form fields.

I have to trick it by writing the text in an e-mail, copying that, then right-click and paste into the form field - even to login here I had to do that - nothing happens when I try to type into the field.

Environment: Windows 7 Home Premium
Asus PC

Hope someone can help. Thanks for looking in.

seekinganswers
 

A:Suddenly can't type into form fields

Problem partially solved. Still have no clue as to why I could not type into form fields, even logons, google ... but a simple re-boot and now I can enter text into form fields. However, sporadically I lose control of positioning - sometimes the arrows stop working, and sometimes I cannot change position in the form by moving the cursor. What is going on?
Thanks for looking in. seekinganswers
 

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Using Windows 7 I suddenly can't type in fields of secure documents (opened with https). I have tried documents such as for paying bills and making reports, using IE, Firefox, and Chrome. Applies to data entry fields or radio buttons. Data fields accept the click to select the field, but do not respond to data typed on the keyboard.

I have searched the web for "can't type in fields of secure documents". I get lots of hits, but none are appropriate and few have solutions anyway.
 

A:Can't type in fields of secure document

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Hello,

I cannot type in any text box fields on this XP system. In addition, System Restore will execute but the calendar window to select the restore date is blank.

I've attempted to boot from the OS disk and do a installation recovery but the "R" option it not available.

I could use some help.

Thanks.
 

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Hello,
 
My 8 year old son decided to download some Malware onto my computer while I was deployed the last few months.  Anyway Im running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and am having issues entering text into IE 11.  I believe the issue stems from PUP.Optional.MindSpark.
 
Im pretty sure I removed MindSpark completely by using MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and CCleaner to get rid of it.  I also have McAfee AntiVirus which didnt catch Mindspark.
 
So the problem now and when the PUP was on my computer is that I cannot enter text into text fields on IE 11.  Right now Im using Google Chrome and am having no issues with it, but I would like to get the IE 11 problem fixed.  Also as a note if I run IE 11 as an administrator it acts normal, but as soon as I close the browser and reopen it, it stops working again.  A couple of things I have done that wound up with no results include:  Restoring Internet options to default, turning off protected mode, and ran a Windows system performance scan.  Also Ive made sure everything on my computer has the latest and greatest updates.
 
So hopefully somebody here can help me out.
 
Thanks!
 
 

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Hello, I use online accounting software (KashFlow) and part of entering invoices involves clicking into a date input field.  It is one of those where a little calendar shows when you click into the field.  You can also manually type a date into this field too. However. On my brand new Yoga 920 using Chrome and Firefox the date input fields are greyed out and a red 'no access' icon shows when you hover over them.  But you can still click it and the calendar pops up as normal.  The only difference is you can NOT type into them anymore. When the source for the page is viewed it looks like the fields have been designated 'readonly'. There is no such problem on any other computer I own, even when using Chrome or Firefox.  The date fields work perfectly well on these other computers - even on a Sony Xperia tablet I own. The only browser that works properly on my Yoga is Edge.  The date fields work as they should.  It's just Chrome (my main browser) and Firefox where they don't work. This seems like a Lenovo-based problem.  A little Google has revealed a couple of similar problems with other Lenovo users. Does anyone have any clue on how to fix this?  This is utterly bizarre behaviour and it's preventing me from working properly. I have attached a photo showing the problem when using Chrome.  These fields should never be greyed out. Thanks,Matt







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I upgraded my laptop to Win 8.1 a few days ago and everything seemed to be working fine. I ran into an issue today using the desktop version of IE 11 where I can type text into the address bar but if I select a field on a web page, I am not able to type text into it. I normally use FireFox as my browser and it works fine (as does Chrome). If I bring up the Metro version of IE 11, I can enter text fine.

Anybody got any ideas how to fix this? It's not a big deal since I rarely use IE but it bugs me now that I know about it. I just checked on a netbook I upgraded and don't see the issue there.

A:Can't type into input fields in desktop version of IE 11

No suggestions?

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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.
Click VIEW--> TOOLBARS --> FORMS

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!

Rollin
 

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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.

Help!
 

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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
Macky65
 

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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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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?

Thanks.

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".

HTH,
Andy
 

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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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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 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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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 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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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 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?

Cheers!
 

A:Reference Fields - Word 2003

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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.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Form Fields in MS Word

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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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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
fld.Select
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
fld.Select
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
fld.Select
Exit Sub
End If
Next fld
End Sub
 

A:Word Form - Required Fields

See if this helps?
http://pcnorb.blogspot.com/2008/04/word-and-vba-forms.html
 

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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?
John.
 

A:Linking Access Fields to Word

Hey there.

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

www.thewordexpert.com/word.htm

Check out how to set up a mail merge.
 

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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
fld.Select
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
fld.Select
Exit Sub
End If
 

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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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Hi,

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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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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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'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!

Tecolote
 

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

Have you read this?
http://www.word.mvps.org/faqs/numbering/Createindex.htm
 

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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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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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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.
Thanks
 

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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Hi,

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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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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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 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.

Thanks,

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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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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 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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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:

http://www.pdfzone.com/bguide/product/SearchResults.asp

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

http://www.acropad.com/

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

Also, there is this:

http://www.planetpdf.com/tools.asp?webpageid=550&TBToolID=1976

http://www.go2pdf.com/product.html

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.

Regards

eddie
 

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