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Word's Autocorrect fields

Q: Word's Autocorrect fields

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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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,

Does anyone know where these are stored & do I need to just copy them to the same folder on the other machine for it to work.

Thanks a lot,
Danny
 

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I have Word 2002, Windows XP. I use a ton of Word autocorrect entries for my job and as my computer crashed late last year and I spent a ton of money and time getting this new computer and redoing my autocorrect entries by memory, I am wondering 2 different things:

1) How do I backup my Autocorrect entries, either to an external hard drive, or like a data CD?

2) Is there a way to print out my Autocorrect entries in Word to have as a paper copy?

I would appreciate any help. I have googled this and there are soooo many different entries and ideas, would like something that is fairly straightforward and doesn't take a computer expert! Thanks a ton!
 

A:Backup word autocorrect help?

Hi and Welcome to TSG,
I think this might be of help?
http://word.tips.net/Pages/T001333_Easily_Backing_Up_AutoText_Entries.html
 

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How do I make Word put, or autocorrect, TWO spaces after a period, question mark, exclamation mark, or anything that can be regarded as a full stop? I have an extremely picky Biology teacher
 

A:Solved: Word Autocorrect

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Could some please help me, my autocorrect just decides to not hold my previous entries. They may work a month and then they all just disappear.
 

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Very very frustrating ...... I entered a heap of technical terms into autocorrect as I am using them frequently and they seemed to work through the remainder of that document. However, when I was editing a previously saved doc, they had all disappeared!!!!!

I regularly reuse previously formatted docs & would hope that the autocorrect feature would apply across the board ...... Can anyone help please?
 

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I have a problem that follows me no matter which of my two computers I am on, or which version of Word I use. I have tried 2000, 2003 and even downloaded the 60 day trial of 2007.

I make lots of autocorrect shortcuts, as I am a transcriber. They tend to disappear in different documents. Sometimes they're there, sometimes they're not. I am suspecting this is due to a language problem. No matter what, my autocorrect language is always set to UK, no matter which version of Word I use. I have tried everything I can think of to change it to Canadian, nothing seems to work. obviously I am missing something, it happens on both of my computers and even on my two previous computers. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Losing autocorrect shortcuts in Word

Note: the following applies up through 2003. Word 2007 does not use the same system, and since it is so different (building blocks, etc.) I don't think this applies to that version at all.
However, Autocorrect shortcuts are saved in the Support.dot template. If you want to access this each time you start Word, this template must be in the Startup file, which should be located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Startup - but this folder will not exist unless you have created it by having the Support.dot template.
If you don't, read this:
http://wordprocessing.about.com/od/troubleshootin1/a/supporttemplate.htm
 

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If I type "Thur" and want that abbreviation for Thursday, Word automatically changes it to Thursday. Any way to avoid this? Also If typing points such as 1. when I hit enter, Word goes ahead and puts 2. even if im not ready for point 2. Is this the same problem or same solution?
 

A:Word 2000 autocorrect feature

First problem:

Tools-Autocorrect, Autotext tab, remove checkmark from top box at top.

Second problem:

Tools-Autocorrect, Autoformat as you type tab, remove checkmarks from top and bottom sections (for best results)

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~dreamboat~
WeDoManuals
Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
Brainbench
 

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I use Word 97 on a desktop (Win XP/Home), Word 2002 on a desktop (Win 2000), and Word 2002 on a laptop (Win 2000).

In the AutoCorrect feature of both Word versions, there is the choice of converting certain text character sequences to "Smileys" or "Smiley Faces." There is also the ability to delete those conversions.

If you delete those conversions, is there any way to recover them?

I searched this forum, and found one posting that says you can back up the normal.dot file and that will retain all AutoCorrect settings. Presumably then, one could backup that file, delete the Smiley conversions, and, if you ever needed those conversions, restore the backed up normal.dot file.

Is that correct? Has anyone out there ever tried this (backing up and then restoring the normal.dot file)? Does it work? Is that the only solution?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:Recovering Word AutoCorrect Deletions

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We have just switched to Word 2007 and I just can't remember how to make the following happen. When I am typing if I use the word 'I' on its own I want it to be capitalised without intervention from me (ie. not having to depress the Shift key when I am typing it) but obviously not be capitalised if the letter 'i' occurs within a word. I did this in Word 97 a long time ago.

Can anyone here tell me how to do this in Word 2007?

Julie
 

A:Solved: Autocorrect in Word 2007

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I had a computer that had every problem known to computers, and bought a whole new computer for my job as an at-home medical transcriptionist. I had everything installed on my new computer for my job, MS Office 2003, XP Pro, and the proprietary software. For some reason when I make entries into autocorrect (word expansion is very important as I am paid on production and still a novice in this industry) they won't save after I shut down MS Word and reopen.
I somehow got the old computer functioning again and transferred the autocorrect file (MSO1033) from the old computer to the new. About 75% of those entries are functioning on the new computer. Because I had every possible problem (rootkits, hijackers, viruses, etc...) on the old computer I was trying not to take anything from the old computer, but I was desperate.
What is really weird is 1 entry that I made on the new computer did stick. I spent 3 hours making entries at one point on the new computer and found out the next day only 1 saved. So now I have the 1 entry that did stick and 75% of the transfers from MSO1033 stuck.
This is a serious issue for me. I have even considered purchasing a word expander program but am not sure that will work either. I have lost a lot of time from work w/ computer problems, and now am going crazy trying to make autocorrect work. I have matched all the setting from the old computer to the new, I have followed advice from MS website, and I have researched on the web (other people had this ... Read more

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I'm having a very annoying problem that started about a week ago. I use Word 2003 at work, and I format/type a lot of documents. I have specific settings that I've customized (using available Word options) so that life is generally easier for me. All of a sudden, every time I log off our network, or restart my computer, I end up losing all of my customizations, and have to go back in and set them all again. They include:stop automatically capitalizing the first letter of a sentencespell checking words all in uppercase (unchecking this option)stop automatically creating bulleted/numbered listsAlso, you know how Word keeps the commonly used fonts at the top of the font list? Well every time, that list is gone, so I have to scroll through the entire list of fonts to find the ones I need.I know these things seem menial, but for the work I do they are very annoying, and some of my reports have gone out with misspellings (due to the spell checker not checking words in all caps).Does anyone know how to get my Word back to the way it used to be? Is there something in the registry I can edit? Was there a recent update from Microsoft that is causing this?Also, becuase this is on my work computer, I do not have administrative priveleges, nor do I have a Word 2003 disc (which makes this difficult). If anyone has a fix that I can do without uninstalling and re-installing Word, that would be great!Thank you!

A:AutoCorrect options in Word 2003 keep resetting themselves?

It may be a corrupted normal.dot file.Replacing "normal.dot" to fix Microsoft Word Problems:http://www.pcdon.com/word-unstable-corrupted-normal-dot.htmlYou'd have to redo all your specific settings, but they should then be saved in the new normal.dot file,as far as I am aware.As for admin privileges, you'll have to sort it out with your network administrator, but if this one works,you will avoid a reinstall.Opening Word and choosing Help / Detect and Repair, may not be available to you, with limited user rights,(and no disk).

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I would like to know how to backup my autocorrect entries from my computer and transfer it to another computer. My computer has Word 2000 installed and the other one has Word 2003. Would there be a compatibility problem? I apologize in advance if I'm repeat posting it. But any help would be deeply appreciated.
Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Word autocorrect entry backup

The autocorrect options and settings are saved in a file (or several files) with the extension *.acl For office 2000 this file exists in C:\Document and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Office

Now backup those files file and In your new 2003 system, paste this file in (C:\Document and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Office)
 

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Before I start, I want to say that I despise Office 2007 and, after using it for almost a month, I see zero benefit and only annoyance.

Current problem: autocorrect does not work in Word. Everything is checked, including "replace text as you type" and nothing happens. And I checked carefully and I see that the items are in the list. It will correct teh, for instance, but will not convert mmm to MARGE:

I used this for years in Word 2003.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: AutoCorrect Word 2007 not working

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In MS Word 2010, under proofing>autocorrect options>autocorrect, Math Autocorrect, etc.
The default replacements are listed. They are things like, (c) is replaced by the copyright symbol etc. In Math Autocorrect for instance if you type in \downarrow, Word replaces that with a down arrow.
Dos anyone know where I can find those default replacements listed anywhere? It is difficult to keep scrolling in the little window that MS Office shows you.
Thanks for any help

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I need to get a new hard drive I've been told. I can access everything still. If I back up word using a backup software and reinstall this onto the new hard drive, will the settings be there? I do transcription and it has taken years to accumulate all of these. I can't even imagine losing them all. Help! Please!
Shelli
 

A:backing up Word 2003 autocorrect, autotext, dictionary

click on this link, www.support.microsoft.com/kb/826147 and follow the instructions.
 

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I am training students on Word 2003 and need to restore the default settings
for all the AutoCorrect options, including AutoText, AutoCorrect and
AutoFormat. I need any entries added to these options to be deleted so that
the next student can start fresh.

Does anyone know how can I restore the default AutoCorrect options?
 

A:Solved: Restore default AutoCorrect options in Word 2003

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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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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 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 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 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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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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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

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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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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 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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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.
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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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 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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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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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,

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 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'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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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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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?
 

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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 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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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!
 

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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?
 

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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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