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Help with MS Word DROPDOWN forms

Q: Help with MS Word DROPDOWN forms

Hi guys,

Could someone please give me a hand with a little project I'm working on.
This is a little complicated, I hope you understand what I am trying to say

In MS WORD, I am currently able to make drop down forms.

Is it possible that if I were to have multiple drop down forms; I could use the first form menu to define what is listed in the other form menu's.

E.g. [Drop-down form 1] has 3 catogorys in its lists;
- Menu 1
- Menu 2
- Menu 3

When Menu 1 is selected from [Drop-down form 1], [Drop-down form 2] menu changes to whatever list I pre-define for menu 1. However if Menu 2 were seleceted, then [Drop-down form 2] will display Menu 2's list accordingly. Etc

Is this possible? I've seen it used many times before on website forms, but can I do the same in word?

If the above is possible... to take things one step further.. Can I do the same with the 2nd drop-down form; (any option that I select from it) to predefine choices for for a 3rd drop down menu?

Sorry if this is confusing, if there is any part you want me to clarify I'll be happy to do so.

Thanks for your help in advance.

A: Help with MS Word DROPDOWN forms

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to check this out.
I have checked various forums for an answer or modifiable answer to my questions, but I haven’t found anything that appears to suit my problems.

I am using MS Word 2010 (Windows8 64 bit) and VBA Controls from the ‘Legacy Form’ tool option, Dropdown Form Field.
The VBA code for PeriodicList is located in Module1, General, PeriodicList
The VBA code for Suburb is located in Module1, General, Suburb
I do not have Option Explicit at the beginning of the code module.

I am creating a form layout in a MS Word document (Macro enabled), for users to complete, print, sign then scan and email to us. I am not using the ‘Userform’ because it is too difficult to set out the way we want it to look.

I have tried various ways to re-gig things to try to get things to work …. But I am frustrated and unsuccessful after trying to source solutions from the net.

I am only relatively new to VBA and am slowly getting the gist of it … but it is a very slow process.

I have 2 questions:

Question 1:
Under PeriodicList()

When “Dropdown1” is clicked it shows the options available and when selected it will determine what is listed in “Dropdown2” – however, if the user goes back to clicking “Dropdown1” and makes a different selection, it doesn’t clear “Dropdown2” field, which can lead to confusion because the old content is still in the field.
How do I code it to clear “Dropdown2” if “Dropdown1” is clicked?

Question 2:... Read more

A:Cascading Dropdown lists using VBA in MS Word 2010 – 3rd dropdown list is not working

What existing "event" are you using to trigger the population of your combobox controls?

Are you able to post your sample document with the forms and code already attached?

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Windows C# Form
Scenario - DropDown

intially loaded by

ddlTradeType.Text = string.Empty;
DataTable DtTradeType = objDealTicket.ListAllTradeTypes().Tables[0];
DataRow drTradeType = DtTradeType.NewRow();
drTradeType[1] = "Select";
drTradeType[0] = "";
ddlTradeType.DataSource = DtTradeType;
ddlTradeType.DisplayMember = "TRADE_DESCRIPTION";
ddlTradeType.ValueMember = "TRADE_ID";

private void ddlTradeType_Leave(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
int intIndex=ddlTradeType.FindString(ddlTradeType.Text);
if (intIndex==-1)
boolEditVerify = false;

if one expand the dropdown and instead of selecting a value just type manually the exiting value and say tab . value got selected . but...
Till the end of the function it is able to retain\shows the ddlTradeType.SelectedValue
After that if clicked on a button and see quick watch the value of ddlTradeType.SelectedValue is ""

But if i either typed a value with out expanding and clciked tab
expanded the drop down and selected a value and clicked tab ddlTradeType.SelectedValue retains the value.

Kindly suggest the solution

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I need to enter a number in one field. The format for this example has to be xxx-xxx-xxx. When I click in the field to fill in the number and type, say, '1', I instantly get a suggestion to use 194,457.60 (a recently used option in a completely different field in a completely different form). Just as instantly an error pops up telling me "we hate you and your format doesn't match what we like, try again" (or something like that). If I'm really unlucky and the number I want to use starts with 194, then I get the error message 3 times in a row. It's a petty little issue but it's also multiple times a day on multiple forms, so it's driving me up a wall and I'm about to crush everything computer-related at my desk with a large rock. Can I clear out the recently used fields (it looks like I could remove the error alert on my end, but I've been warned that messing with their forms can result in a default) to stop this happening? The form in this example, by the way, can be found here: - the error occurs in section 2a in the field "legal.PID"

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My Form access a Query to retrieve 3 fields from 2 tables :

SELECT tblA.X, tblB.Y, tblB.Z
FROM tblA LEFT JOIN tblB ON tblA.X = tblB.X

There are lots of rows being retrieved.

My Form has X set up in a combi box.
I wish to select the downarrow for X to select any row,
and then for Y and Z to redisplay the corresponding values.

Eg : if the 1st row displayed is X1 Y1 and Z1, and I scroll down to row 20,
I want to see X20 Y20 and Z20.
But at the moment, I get X20 Y1 and Z1.

I suspect I will need to build an On Change Event Procedure for X,
to force Y & Z to be displayed, but I do not know how.
Many thanks in advance

A:Solved: Access Forms: redisplay fields after selection from a dropdown

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I created a drop down list into a word document within a table. But I wanted that table in another document, when I copied that table to another doc, the dropdown did not work. Does anyone know how to make this work?

A:Word Dropdown

what about including that whole page with the table in your document

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I have several Word 2007 documents containing forms controls that I need to make compatible with Word 2003. When I save the 2007 doc as 2003, the controls become static content. I tried replacing them with legacy controls but can't get them to work. When I insert a drop-down list box, only the first entry in the list displays and there is no drop-down arrow allowing selection of other items in the list. Can you help?

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I just started using Word 2007 and am having some difficulty adjusting to the changes. Unfortunately this is the software I am stuck with and no upgrade to 2010 is possible.

Specifically, I have created a lot of forms in Word 2003 by using text boxes to be filled by the user. I've also used links and references so that the user doesn't have to re-type some of the duplicated information throughout the form.

After creating these forms, I protected the documents and other people within my organization use them as templates. These forms need to be uniform throughout the department.

Several problems. I'm having a hard time familiarizing myself with Forms in Word 2007. Another issue, is that I can't get the Forms Spell Check to work like it did in Word 2003. I want my users to be able to check the protected portion of the document. They also need to be able to unprotect the document if they have to make some changes in the form.

It would be very helpful if there was a Word 2007 guide that explains the differences from word 2003 and offers an interactive training.

I'm desperate. Can you help me?

A:Word 2003 Forms being used in Word 2007; And Creating New

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First off, Hi there,

My name is John, and I'm currently working on a networked computer attempting to create a document that can be accessed and easily adjusted by all the management staff.

Below are the following issues I have encountered and am requesting assistance for:

1. When I create an autotext list via the Style Alt-F3 procedure (right click to access the list) it will function perfectly on my computer.. however, when transfered to another computer, (or the shared drive) it does not recognize that the list exists. How do I make other computers recognize this list? (Please note that I do not have administrative rights to the primary 2003 word folder/files - only the virtual drive)

2. When I create a dropdown list it only provides a total of 25 available entry slots. How do I increase this?

3. The dropdown feature only works if I am in protect mode. Is there a way to select the dropdown items in edit mode?

4. Word 2003 automatically places a border around the dropdown list in edit mode, and attempts to print this. In protect mode, it attempts to print the arrow selection box. How do I prevent the document from printing (or remove) the auto border and selection arrow?

A:Word 2003 Dropdown Lists

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Word 2007 document (.doc format) with legacy controls in table cells. When a list item having numerous characters is selected in the dropdown box, the 'dropdown box' extends into the adjacent table cell -- overlapping/obscuring the formfield in that cell.

I have Googled my fanny off trying to find out how I can restrict the width of the legacy dropdown boxes. It appears that the dropdown box will automatically extend/widen to a width equal to the width of the list choice text. Tell me it ain't so! And then please tell me how to restrict the dropdown box to max three characters.

I am required to use legacy controls and I cannot persuade the state agency to use Access/SQL for their data-intensive 27-page Word form.

I bow to your collective wisdom...

gary b

A:Legacy dropdown width Word 2007

I found a way to handle the legacy dropdowns. Even though these controls are in table 'cells', the cell borders themselves did NOT restrict the legacy control width. So in desperation, I added a R1C1 table in the cell and then cut/pasted the legacy control into the 'nested' R1C1 table.


By adjusting the width and position of the nested table, I am able to prevent the overlap into adjacent cells. Note that I also adjusted the text of the list choices. With the nested table 3-characters-wide, a list item in this format =M=-Male displays only the capital letter M . [The equal signs denote SPACES.] When a User clicks the down-arrow, this choice would appear as: M -Male. This avoids having to memorize what the letters represent.

Maybe this workaround will save someone some time. It's too late to save my hair!

Thanks for the bandwidth!

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I have what I hope to be a relatively simple question..

If I have a drop-down box in word, how can i get it to spit out a line of text depending on what I have selected in the list?

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I've named the dropdown field "earth" (you can pick either yes or no in it) and tried:

IF earth = "yes" "yes" "no"

But it doesn't seem to work, it seems that the entries in the dropdown field are not text, is there anyway to do it?

EDIT - using word 2003

A:Solved: Need help with word - using IF statement to check a value in a dropdown field

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I have created a 'textform field option' in a cell in word which I have called 'Price' in the 'Bookmark:' section.

I have then entered the following code into the userform module (my user form is called userform1):

Private Sub btnUserOK_Click()

End Sub

Private Sub TextBoxPrice_Change()
vprice = UserForm1.TextBoxPrice.Text
ActiveDocument.FormFields("bkprice").Result = vprice
End Sub

I am quite new to all this so you will have to excuse my ignorance if this is complete garbage...

Do I have to enter the code into the 'Userform1 module' or the 'thisdocument' module.

I then have an OK button which I want to click and the data then be entered into the appropriate 'textform field option'

Any help will be greatly appreciated..

Thank you

A:Forms and Word

Word VBA is NOT my thing (dunno where Annie is lately).

Whatever button (AKA control) on the form you want to "do stuff", rightclick it & "View Code" and shove it in there.


Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
vprice = UserForm1.TextBoxPrice.Text
ActiveDocument.FormFields("bkprice").Result = vprice
End Sub


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I know I am missing something, hopefully somebody here can help. Thanks in advance.

Please see attached screen shots of Right and Double Click form fields.

A:Word (Forms)

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A:Forms In Word 97

I believe all you need to do is just "protect" the form. Click the padlock on your Form toolbar. Then you can tab from field to field.

Works for me but I'm sure Dreamboat or someone else will respond if this is not correct.

Get paid to listen to music online!

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A:Forms in Word

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A:Forms in MS Word

If it's even possible, it'll require VBA, which gives a macro virus warning on open, and they may just disable the macros anyway.

Actually, as I recall, it's not possible.

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Hi Guys..

I am working on a project which has a requirement of
creating forms which has certain areas that user can
I am using word XP. Can I create certain lockable areas
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word versions?
My main concern is that the forms are going on web and
are to be downloaded by the user? Can we still maintain
the control? If not, what are my options?

Please guide. Any help would be appreciated


A:Word Forms

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A:Word Forms ??

Perhaps hitting Alt-F9 will work?

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Taking the exact same form to another machine yields the correct formatting.
It seems obvious that the copy of Word on my "bad machine" is missing some function.

Can anyone tell me what the problem is and how to fix it.

A:Forms in word 2000

A bit of an update.

I downloaded from an on-line backup service we use a word document that has formatting. (Same file as opened on the host computer that is having problems.)

The newly downloaded file opened with the forms function intact!
It is not Microsoft Word!

The next most likely suspect is that I initially put the documents into the offending computer from a pocket PC. I set up a partnership between two computers and the pocket PC. The sync appeared to be successful but it seems that it may have stripped the formating.

I don't know if this is the correct forum to keep this post going.

Any help would be appreciated.

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A:Word XP Forms question

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A:Solved: MS Word Forms

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A:Word Forms Formatting

You know, I can think of a million questions to ask you, but I think it would just be easier to ask you to email me a copy of your form. Send to [email protected] I'm very good with forms so I don't think you'll be wasting your time.

Off the top of my head it sounds like you are not protecting your form, or the users are unprotecting it.

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Many thanks!

A:Word 2007 Forms

Welcome to the forum. Can you please zip and post the file as an attachment to see what is happening? How are you protecting it?

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Dear Sdate
instead of
Dear Firstname

I am having no problems with referencing other fields, only these two. I have removed the date field and put it back in and still the same result.

Hope this makes sense and hope you can help.


A:MS Word 2003 Forms

Hi lotsacats,

Are you using Bookmarks as Field References?
Maybe the Ref for Firstname also spans the previous line including Sdate:

In Tools /Options/View tick the Bookmarks box and then check if the square brackets [ ] are like this:


If so, delete the bookmark for Firstname and recreate it ensuring it only covers the Firstname line.


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A:Using Spell Check in Word Forms

Here you go, SED.

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A:linking my forms into templates on word

Why not just output the report? You can also make any report output to RTF but that may mess up any formatting. I don't think you can output to a template other than an HTML one.

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Hi there

Last year I created an Appraisal form that we use at work for about 500 people. It's a Word protected form with form fields set in a number of seperate tables

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Hi there,

I'm creating a document containing form fields in Word 2007.

I want to have drop-downs and so I've added the drop down list control. Viewing the properties, I created options for user's to select from.

There's also two further options in the Properties:

Content control cannot be deleted
Contents cannot be edited

Now, here's the thing...when I Restrict Editing on teh form to Form filling only with the first option selected for the drop-down, users cannot delete the control, they can make a selection from the available options but they can edit the option they have selected (including deleting all the text).

Enabling the second option displays the currently selected item for the drop-down only, i.e. the user cannot select any other option.

Entirely useless. I want to have a list of options that the user can select from but not edit in any way, shape or form.

The only way I've found to get round this is to use the legacy drop down control. I shouldn't have to do this.

FYI, I'm NOT using compatibility mode so it's not that.

Anyone else had this issue?

A:Solved: Word 2007 forms

No idea what happened. Restarting Word seemed to help. Thought it was because I had accidentally used a combo box instead of drop down box but I hadn't.


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Hi, this is my first post on here.

I am looking to create a simple and easy to use quote form so our sales guys can rapidly generate a quote for our customers. Ideally I would like to be able to have the user select a product name/number from a drop down menu and have information from that product filled into the appropriate categories of the form. (For example the price section would be linked to our price book, and would dynamically update if a different product was selected). If possible I would also like to be able to edit those entries as well in case of custom orders etc.

I'm not sure if this would require linking to Excel or what the best way to accomplish this is.

Also because we haveso many products, I was wondering if it was possible to create some kind of a "drill-down" menu system; so that instead of seeing a list of 1000 products there's something like Category 1 -> Subsection 5 -> Poducts (1-54) (I stole the term from NewEgg)

I've looked at office online help and haven't come up with much. Not even sure if this is the right forum, but if anyone has any information, or could point me to a locale where people would, I would GREATLY appreciate it!



A:Using Advanced Forms in Word (and Excel ?)


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A:Word: How to Create Fill-in Forms

Originally posted by ruhler1
I've tried and tried and have tried reading various help manuals. I am trying to create a fill in form using Word. It is for my husband's small business. Thank you! Click to expand...

I could possibly help ... but, what exactly do you mean by fill-in form. I want to be sure that we're thinking of the same thing. I could possibly know how to help. Feel free to email me! Or post your reply.


- Isabel

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I'm creating a questionnaire form with almost all text boxes. The problem is that the people that fill out the form sometimes hit enter instead of tab resulting in unsightly new lines below the text box. Is there a way to disable multi-lines?

A:Word 2000 Forms Problem

Well, you can double-click an unprotected text form field and give it an exact number of characters to allow. Sometimes, that won't work well, so what I do is put most of my form into a table (anyway), and put this specific field into a one-cell row, and then I set the height of the row to EXACTLY 14 or 16 points or whatever you like. That way, they can hit enter all they like, but it'll never show...

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I'm creating an on-line form in Word 97 which has drop-down lists.

My problem is that Word limits the list to 25 entries, and I need approximately 70 entries!!

Any help whatever to work around this (or change this internally) will be SO VERY MUCH appreciated!


A:Word 97 drop-down lists in on-line forms

I'm thinking that a dropdown list of 70+ entries will not even be visible in the size of the average monitor. Perhaps you can break these items down into some kind of categories, even if it's A-F, G-R, T-Z?

Consider using Excel for this form too because Excel will let you do data validation within a cell: list, and select a range of cells to list.

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I have created a form with fields and drop-downs. 1. Is there a way after tabbing through the form's fields to convert back to the word processor of Word to allow the author be able to type a narrative and still have all the functions of Word? and 2. I have followed advise on this site to have a field cross-referenced to another field if the answer is the same. Within the first field I checked "calculate on exit" and on the second, insert, reference, quick reference and chose the "text#" of the first field. When you tab away from the first field (while protected) a blank box is promted asking "ok" or "cancel". I have to click one answer twice and the field does appear at the second location. Is there another way to auto-copy fields or a way to get rid of the blank box being prompted? Working with Windows XP. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:Word 2003 Creating Forms Questions

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I wish to create an online business application form using Word 2007, whereby I can e-mail an applicant who can then fill in the required boxes, eg. their name, address etc, and return to e-mail back to me.

Can anyone help me please?

A:Solved: Creating forms using Word 2007

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I have written several pages about a subject in Word and saved those pages in My Documents. When I go back to My Documents and try to insert some corrections or additions in the copy and click on the space where I want to insert them, suddenly there appears a fine line around my entire page, like the one where you create a message on this site.

If I click on a corner of it, hoping to delete it, the copy just skips to the next page, and I seem to have lost the page I just tried to correct. I have also tried pasting it again in Word and working with that copy, and the same thing happens.

I have written a lot in Word and I don't remember this ever happening before. How can I get rid of this box and be able to insert corrections?

Thanks in advance.

A:Fine line forms all around my Word copy

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Here's what I need... - to be able to type information in on forms - save it - email it - allow people to fill in the form- save it- email it...I recently converted a bunch of pdf files we've been using to forms. That way people could fill them out before they print them. I should have asked for more detail because now people want to be able to save and email those forms. The only problem with that is that you can only save and email those forms if you have acrobat.So, I'm looking at converting a bunch of pdfs and pdf forms into MS Word forms. I can't imagine how much time it will take me to do some of the more complicated forms even with copy/paste.Has anyone had a similar problem before? Do you know of any tools that would make the conversion quicker? Do you have any links to tutorials on MS Word Forms?Do you know of any other way to accomplish those goals other than a form in MS Word?Thanks

A:Quickly Converting Pdfs To Ms Word Forms


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I decided to try something new in [COLOR=#05408f !important][COLOR=#05408f !important]Word [COLOR=#05408f !important]- [/COLOR][COLOR=#05408f !important]add [/COLOR][COLOR=#05408f !important]in[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] checkboxes to a survey. To do this I tried using the Forms toolbar, but while that shows a checkbox option, it instead inserts a box that displays an "x" when activated. So I used the Control Toolbox version of the checkbox instead (sample attached).

The problem is that I can't get the [COLOR=#05408f !important][COLOR=#05408f !important]document[/COLOR][/COLOR] to be easily usable by others. Even if I disable Design Mode and save, the document always re-opens with Design Mode active, so users can't fill out the form as intended. If I go back to the Forms [COLOR=#05408f !important][COLOR=#05408f !important]toolbar[/COLOR][/COLOR] and Protect the document, everything is disabled and the checkboxes don't work at all (and nothing can be typed at all, and I can't unprotect the document again). The only way I can use the checkboxes as intended is to disable Design Mode on the Control Toolbox toolbar.

Which is fine, but that toolbar still pops up as a floating toolbar whenever anyone opens the document, and it opens with Design Mode active again.

I shouldn't have to tell people that to use my document they need to first disable Design Mode (99.999% of the people this is intended for would probably have a hard enough time figur... Read more

A:Word Forms - Always Opens in Design Mode

Please upload your attachement here. The link you provided requires that you register in order to view the attached doc.


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I have a Word 2003 form in which there are currency fields and date fields for the user to fill in. That's all fine, I can format the fields and calculate with the currency field to create properly formated currency fields that I generate.

On the last page I want to copy some of these fields. Currency ones are fine. What I can't do is copy a date field. I set the text field type to "calculation", and the expression to "=arrival" (the field I am trying to copy from is called "arrival"). Now I can't get the format right. If leave the number format field blank, I get a number that isn't anything sensible, and if I copy the date format from the original field into the new one I get nothing at all (it's offering me a number format, not a date format, so I suppose that's not surprising.)

This surely should be easy. What am I missing?

A:Solved: Copying dates in Word forms

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I want to create one Attendance Form wherein employee will fill the same and send.

Also, If we can solve this in Word Form or Outlook Form or Access Form. Post the same with the help of Macro we would consolidate the leave.

Form Example :

Employee Name :
Employee ID :
Direct Manager Name :
Direct Manager ID :
Business :
Function :
Type of Leave : Sick Leave, Casual Leave, Maternity Leave, Sabbatical Leave, Long Leave.
From / Start Date : Employee would be able to select Calendar
To / End Date : Employee would be able to select Calendar
Remarks :
Would appreciate your prompt action / views on the same.
Rahul Gandhi

A:Help Required in Forms : Outlook / Word / Access

I think you need to be more precise about how this "Form" is supposed to work.

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I am having an issue with a document created in Word XP. The doc has a table of contents, with links that jump you to different sections of the document when you click them. The doc also has a number of forms and drop-downs that I'd like to protect. However, my problem is that when I select "Protect...Forms", the links in my table of contents becomes deactivated and can not be used. With the forms unprotected, the links in the table of contents work fine, but I lose all the functionality in the drop-downs (they stop being drop downs!).

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to have the best of both worlds here, and keep the links in my table of contents active while still protecting the forms?

A:Solved: Word XP - Protecting forms & keeping links

hi nerdlyman,

caveat: I've never got to the bottom of this and sometimes it seems to work and othertimes not, need to spend time experimenting.

however, you should try these:

1. protect forms via the padlock icon on the FORMS TOOLBAR rather than the TOOLS menu.
2. if 1 doesn't work, then try putting your document into sections (Insert \ Break \ Section Break) and from the menu TOOLS / PROTECT DOCUMENT click FORMS and then also click SECTIONS then untick the section that contains your TOC.



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In our transcription business we type hundreds of memos in a month's time.

I want to create a drop-down list (intended for validation) so my typists can select 1 of 15 names instead of manually typing each author's name each time.

I followed instructions in Word Help to create a drop-down list in a template but I can't find out how to get the drop down list to appear for use in the template. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time using this forum.

A:Word: drop-down list to fill in memo forms

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I am trying to create a form for colleagues to fill in. i am trying to protect the document to restrict people editing the text. but i want them to be able to type in the strengths and weakness text boxes but once i protect the document it wont let me fill in the text for these two boxes. i have a drop down list also but that seems to be working fine. any ideas how i can get this done? i have attached the document its only 1 page


A:Solved: Word - Forms, protect document issue

Hi there,

If you use a table instead of text boxes for the Strengths and Weaknesses section, you will be able to insert a Text Form Field in each box which enables text to be entered when the document is protected (make sure the option to allow 'filling in forms' is selected in the Restrict Formatting and Editing options.)

That's what I do anyway

Hope this helps!


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I?d like to create a form which collects data using text fields and drop down menus and perhaps even some radio buttons. (ok that part I got)

but I then want to take the responses to the form and insert into a report template. (even this I kinda get, e.g., using legacy tools and ?calculate on exit?)

But the catch is I need to convert some of the responses to different text. Let me give you a for instance.

On the medical history form I have a question such as:

"Do you have a history of heart disease" (followed by a drop down menu with yes or no)

If the person selects "yes" then I want it to autofill into the report (later in the same word document) ?the patient reported a history of heart disease, or if they select "no", ?the patient denied a history of heart disease?
So I want to take the responses to some form content control objects and replace the text (e.g., yes=reported, no = denied) and insert into a place later in the document.


A:Using data from Word forms to fill in a report template

oh, and this is all in ms word 2010.

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Relating to a previous post:
"Exporting Word Form Data to Excel"
regarding the same form in many word docs esported into an excel sheet

My question is whether its possible to export repeated forms in ONE word doc so they collate into 5 columns.
(Would like the first 2 columns and 2 rows left empty )

My form look in word is thus:

Image: 01

Image: 02

Image: 03


Sample.doc is below

This macro obtained from:
"Solved: Export Word Form to Excel"
works well for the same form in many word docs exported to excel:

Dim vField As FormField
Dim fso As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim fsDir As Scripting.Folder
Dim fsFile As Scripting.File
Dim wdApp As Word.Application
Dim myDoc As Word.Document
Dim vColumn As Integer
Dim vLastRow As Integer
Dim x As Integer

Sub AddFormFields()

If ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Count = 1 Then
vLastRow = 1
vLastRow = Cells.Find("*", SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Row + 1
End If
vColumn = 1

Set fso = New Scripting.FileSystemObject

Set fsDir = fso.GetFolder _
("C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\CIKA 2004\Members\UnProcessed")

Set wdApp = New Word.Application
wdAp... Read more

A:Solved: Exporting Repeated Forms In One Word doc To Excel

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I have created an auto fill form in Microsoft 2007, but my sample (directional) text does not the grey highlight behind it indicating to the user where each text field is located. If i manually apply a highlight, then the user cannot get rid of the highlight after their form is filled due to the document protection.

All the information I have found online indicates that the sample text should have the grey highlight which then will disappear once the user populates each field. Is there a setting to fix this, or am I creating the document incorrectly to cause this difference?

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I'm trying to figure out how to make it so that a very long checklist, which includes checkboxes and text boxes, can be transferred to excel. (I'm working with the Microsoft Office 2007 suite.) I've been reading about how you're supposed to enable the "Save Data as Delimited Text File" in the advanced part section of the 'Tools' Options tab, and then save it as a text file to import into excel, but when I do that it doesn't save any information, just two zeros. I've been looking at other forum questions and messing around with how the forms are protected or not, but I can't get it to actually save any of what's entered in to the forms when I save it as a text file. Any help on this would be very much appreciated.
I've attached a zip folder (I hope) with a section of the checklist in case that might help. Thanks so much!

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Have created some basic online forms. Now I am tasked with displaying each entire field length (visually somehow) so the user can see approximately how much room they have to enter test. Examples:
Name: Field length highlighted or shaded
Location: Underlining would work to indicate field length
Phone: ( Parenthesis might work )

If I type "Enter Name Here" in Properties, under Default Text, only "Enter Name Here" is shaded. The shading does not extend to the maximum length I selected. The field extends that far, but no indicator of the entire field length. Thanks to everyone for being patient. Attempted to be specific as my question seemed unclear in other unrelated forums. This forum/posting/threads, etc. is new to me. I am 62, so go figure!

A:Forms/Word 2007/Display entire field length

Welcome to the Seven Forums.
This is unfamiliar to me, have you tried enter spaces in the chosen field?

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I have this form that I made on my 97-03 version of Word. I had inserted check boxes (that work when you click on them) and fields where you can enter information. In the old version of word, there was this protection button that looked like a lock and you can click it to protect the document in which case it would only be useable in the fields where you can type and the check boxes. When you click it again you could go back to editing the document.

I have jsut been upgraded to 2007 Word and I want to modify my document but I do not know where that little lock button is so that i can unportect my document and change the wording. Please let me know.

A:Word 2007 Check Boxes, Forms, and Protection/Unprotection

Review Tab > ProtectDocument > Restrict Edit

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Hi everyone!

This is my first post here so hope I am clear enough and someone can help

I am wondering if it is possible to do the following in word 2007. The reason I want to use this program is for easy access and completion by multiple low-level skilled people in my organisation.

I want to have a central word doc with employee data (ie names, addresses, phones, emails etc..) and have this data auto insert into a series of forms on multiple documents.

This data is used many times and figure this will make it easy to ensure all the data is current as it will all read off the one central document, also will the human error factor and lost time to enter the same data several times.

Is this possible?

Hope you can help

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I have a number of standard letters which require a dropdown box to be populated with a list of over 25 names.

When thinking this through, I figured that it would be best (due to restrictions on the network so I'm unable to use an access database) to produce this list in Excel 2003. Along with corresponding lists of email and telephone numbers.

Unfortunately I'm finding it very difficult to get the information onto the dropdown.

So far the code I have is:
Private Sub UserForm_Click()

'Define Variables
Dim xlNames As Excel.Workbook
Dim rsNames As Recordset
Dim cmbNames As ComboBox
Dim i As Integer
Dim SocServs As Worksheet

'open the spreadsheet to access the information
Set xlNames = Excel.Workbooks.Open("C:\Documents and Settings\00772367\My Documents\SocServs.xls")
'set up and activate the appropriate worksheet
Set SocServs = xlNames.Application.Sheets("SocServs")

'retrieve the information from the named column in the spreadsheet
Set rsNames = SocServs.Columns(1, 1)
i = 0

With rsNames
' This code populates the combo box with the values
' in the Names column of that there spreadsheet (I fervently hope).

Do Until .EOF
cmbNames.AddItem (i)
cmbNames.Column(0, i) = .Fields("Names")
i = i + 1

End With
End Sub
There's a few errors in there, which I can't seem to surmount. The coding doesn't seem to recognise the fact that I've got a named range in t... Read more

A:Populate a dropdown box in Word 2003 from a list in Excel 2003

Is there any particular reason why you are needing to do this using VBA? You can populate a cell with your multiple choice options using Excel's built in Data Validation feature. Simply select the cell you want the options to appear in and click DATA --> VALIDATION and then select "ALLOW LIST" from the options. Then select the range of cells that contains your list of names.


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I am in the beginning stages of customizing Outlook forms. I would like the same field info e.g. Business Phone to appear on both the Contact (IPM.Contact) and Journal Entry (IPM.Activity) forms.

If I add the Business Phone field to the Journal form will it automatically be populated with the info from the Contact form when I open it?

As I said I'm new at this and if my question is hard to follow please tell me and I'll retry.



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Greetings, and thanks in advance for your help.

First off a little background...

We have many documents that we use on a regular basis in which we make small corrections to and save them and print them using a MS word template that we created. Unfortunately we were not able to save and protect the formatting of those templates because we need to add more information to the document. And after working perfectly for many years we finally had someone that thought they could "improve" what was already working....and changed the formatting of our "Printdate" Word macro, but not on all the documents only a few.

My question for you is....

1) Is there a way to do a "Search and Replace" with all of the documents to update the "PRINTDATE /@ mm/dd/yy HH:mm" formula that works correctly, with whatever is currently in use on specific pages?

2) Is there a way to protect the template and still alow users to type on the form? Currently the templete itself is protected, however when someone creates a new document it is saved as a .docx file

Thanks for your help.

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I'm having exactly the same problem. I want to insert data into the text form field, but I do NOT want the text in the document to move out as I type. I want the data to fit in the underlined space I've provided, without bumping out the characters outside of the form field area. It's been suggested I use the "fixed column width" but that isnt an option I have available. I have Windows XP Professional version 2002, using Windows 2003. No one has been able to answer this question, so maybe the answer is a different application needs to be used, if so, which one?Thanks.

A:Inserting text in Word doc using Forms toolbar-text keeps moving as I type

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I need to convince Nuance and Adobe to play nice together. I have Nuance PDF Converter Professional 7, and a form I originally created in MS Publisher and made a PDF from. I used Nuance Converter to make a fillable form from that PDF, which works really well in Nuance PDF Reader, and allows the user to type in the form and Save or Save As.
However, when the same form is opened in Acrobat Reader 7.0, I get an error message that says "You cannot save data typed into this form". I could work around this if I thought every computer in my target department could print to PDF, and if I thought the employees in said department could manage that. I have my doubts on both scores, so I need Nuance and Adobe to play right. Any tips on this?

A:Nuance PDF Forms to Adobe PDF Forms

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I recently got a virus which put "desktop.ini" files in folders all over my C:\ drive, so I follwed the instructions on google and did a search for "desktop.ini" and deleted all the files.

However since I did this, the little dropdown menu at the top of the screen which is usually opened by:
1) holding down the "Fn" key
2) Hovering the pointer near the top of the screen

always seems to be open when I log on, or come out of sleep mode unless I press "Fn" multiple times and make it go away.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like. As you can see, it's partially transparent, and not really fullly "selected".

How can I fix this problem? Thanks!!!

A:Fn Dropdown

Hi welcome to the forum.
As stated you recently got a virus. May I ask what happened to it?
Did you delete it, did you use AV or other software to scan your computer?Is it still there?
If so:-

First, to assist in the elimination of possible virus and/or malware.
I would ask you to please use your Anti-virus full scan program facilities, making sure, you have updated the software first. Please advise us of the results.

If you do not have any anti-virus loaded please go to this link and download Microsoft Security Essentials :- Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware

Secondly, please download:- malwarebytes Malwarebytes a Malware searching program, again, an updated full scan. Notify results please. Both these programs are Freeware

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When I use an online search engine as soon as I start to type the content in the search box I get a dropdown box with umpteen different possible solutions as to what I am typing. How do I stop this box from droping down ?

A:dropdown box

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Hello!, im having a bit of an issue. I have here a file with a list of "point"s in one tab, and then a drop down box that refers to that list in another tab. I am trying to make it easier for the end user to select the desired point. What i need is an autofill feature for the dropdown box, is this possible? There is way over 255 characters in the list of points.


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Is there a way to add a program to the autoplay dropdown?

For example whenever I insert an SD into my computer, I would like the Nikon Transfer program to start automatically.

A:Autoplay Dropdown

You need to use the following application "Autoplay Repair" to customize the autoplay option.

Note: You need to right-click on this file (Application) and run as administrator in xp compatibility mode.

If you do not want to use some third party tool to add entries in registry, let me know so that i can add an lengthy tutorial to add them manually to "AutoplayHandlers" in registry

Good luck

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Hi all,
I am trying to make a dropdown box in excel that contain hyperlinks to other excel workbooks. Can anyone PLEASE tell me how to do this... I have tried and I'm thinking that I have my code wrong in VB. I do not know VB at all ( I copied the code from another forum that was doing almost the same thing I want to do) when I click on the link it gives me the "Run Time Error" pop up..

Thanks in advance for any advice.


A:Hyperlinks in Dropdown box

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Hi, I have a feedback form on my site. It lets users send a message to me without revealing my email address and also lets me know which are there favourites areas of the site and things like that so I can further improve it. One of the questions is "Who Is Your Favourite Character?" this is in a dropdown box format. I would like to add a feature where when a character is selected in the list an image of them appears next to it. I think I have seen this before on a logo generator site where when you clicked a font in the list a preview of that font appeared. I have all the necessary images and they are all avatar sized (about 50by50 pixels). I think Javascript could help me do this but I have looked on both Dynamic Drive and Javascript Source but couldn't find anything. Does anybody know of a script or knows a link to a page that might, I would be most grateful. Thankyou for any replies

A:Dropdown Images

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I keep getting the following message everytime I boot-up:- There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk\harddisk3\dr15. The only way I can get rid of it is to keep pressing the cancel button until it disappears. How do I remove it??
Many Thanks.

A:dropdown message

Hi check link..

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I have a friend using Windows XP home edition with Internet Explorer 7.0. If she goes to a website like, whenever she clicks on a dropdown menu to change the date or information, the menu opens up as blank and the mouse cursor turns into a crosshair. If we click it 2 or 3 times sometimes the dropdown populates most times it doesnt. Some of the dropdowns on the site work everytime while others are extremely intermittent. I have went to a few other sites with dropdown menus and experienced the same issues.

I tried the same websites on a different computer with Windows XP and IE 6.0 with no issues.

Any ideas why these dropdowns are not coming up properly?

A:IE 7.0 and dropdown menus

Go through all the defaults on Tools - Internet Options (press ALT on keyboard to view this menu in IE)

Also go to and do the flash install again (without google bar)

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Hello, i am trying to clear the IE dropdown history. I have tried deleting cookies, clearing history and even ccleaner. THEY ARE STILL THERE!! can anybody help????? thanks

A:IE dropdown history still there

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Hi there,

I'm trying to create a nav bar with sub menus on each tab. How would i go about doing so? I also would like to create my own nav bar and incorporate it with my CSS. Thank you in advance.


PS - Here's an example of what i would like to create.

Thanks again =)

A:Dropdown menu help please.

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I have been having problems with the display of the dropdown menus in explorer 8, outlook express or if i right click on desktop or an open page, the text is greyed out until i run the cursor over it, it then behaves as normal, except if i click on a command, the text & its blue box remains on the screen on the top of any pages i open. The only way i can clear it is to change the graphic properties & click apply, or reboot the computer, its an annoying problem that i have searched for a fix with no luck, it only started happening in the last month. I am running XP with service pack3, & i install OS updates regularly. The problem doesnt occur in M S Office programs, if anyone can help that would be great.

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When i click on a drop down box for instance gender the box is blank instead of male or female. This happens on every web site I have tried to use.

A:dropdown boxes

What protection programs are your running?

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if I go to start or any other menu for that purpose, the windows will only show the most commonly used programs while hide the others, so I always need to click the double arrow to see the other programs. I want to deactivate this so that all options are always shown. any idea how to do this?

A:dropdown menus

This should help you:

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Re: Coupon Dropdown.   Grimace, Wasn't paying attention & apparently it loaded in background. Running Norton 360, and thought it would tell me if there was an issue, but Coupon Dropdown made it passed.  Spybot didn't find it, AdAware didn't find it.
Tried asking Norton Community, and they referred me here!
Dell Studio  laptop, Intel 64 bit processor running OS Windows Vista.Service Pack 2.Internet Explorer 9. (Need it to access a couple of programs for work, that do not runn on IE 11)
Tried to find previous posts of this issue, but each answer is a little different.
Any Suggestions for removal?
Thanking you in advance for your assistance.

A:Getting rid of Coupon Dropdown. I found a Post for You. I hope this helps .

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In my version of XP PRO, I haven't been able to find any provision for removing entries from my various dropdown menus. This is really annoying in
IE6 where my various download managers came in and added to an already overpopulated menu. I'm also tired of sending by Email when I want to save.
Also, my desktop icon lettering is almost invisible. How can I change size and color? I was able to do a lot of this in 98SE as I recall but almost nothing useful ( like XP's useful ) in XP. I'm beginning to think P stands for PIG.

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I am a new member, Just hope i am in the right Forum. I have Windows Vista, with 4 GB memory.

Trust this makes sence .

A:Dropdown menu

Have you looked at 'Sticky Notes' which is inc in Vista? Explanation and screenshots at this link:

Hope this might help?


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In Access 2007 I have a combo box that is within a subform and a form.

In the combo box:

My Row Source is a Table called Issue ID.

My Control Source is called IssueIDJct. I cannot tell where I got it other than I know that IssueIDJct is is a field inside a table called CallidJunct. It is important because that is my junction table that handles a complex relationship.

Funny thing is that the multiple items that a user selects from the combo box alphabetize just fine.

The part I cannot get to alphabetize is the combo box drop down.

A:cannot get dropdown to go ascending

IssueIDJct is where your selection goes from your combo box.

The easiest thing to do is make a query based on the table and sort your records as you want them, then select the query as your row source.

another way is with SQL but you don't need to know SQL, when you are in form design go to the properties of the Control's "Row Source" clear out what is in the field and click the Build button ( 3 dots ...) this will open the query builder, you can add your table and then sort your fields accordingly ( put the field you want to see in the combo as the 1st column)...then DON'T save just close the query will ask if "you want to update the changes made to the SQL statement and update the property" YES and you will now see a "Select" statement in your Row source.

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Hey guys, can anyone tell me what's wrong with my code? I have a form that has a dropdown list of email addresses, a textbox for entering a house number, and a textbox for entering an amount. When the user clicks the button it inserts the information from the two textboxes and hopefully the value selected from the dropdown list.

However it keeps returning the following error:

No value given for one or more required parameters.
Here is the code for my button:

Protected Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
AccessDataSourceidlookup.InsertParameters.Add("buyer$buyerid", personalid.SelectedValue)
AccessDataSource1.InsertParameters.Add("client$clientid", houseid.Text)
AccessDataSource1.InsertParameters.Add("amount", amount.Text)
End Sub

can anyone help me out?

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How can I delete individual lines from the address bar dropdown menu,
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A:IE5.5 Address bar dropdown menu

I'm not sure why you would want to do this, when you can just add the address you want into your Favorites, and when you want them just click Favorites and there they are.
(1) Start Internet Explorer.
(2) On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the General tab.
In the Temporary Internet Files section, click Settings. Click View Files.

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Internet address may be named similar to the following name:
Cookie:[email protected]

(4) Click a cookie file, and then press DELETE. If you are prompted to confirm that you
want to delete the file, click Yes. Repeat this step for each cookie file.

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The AutoComplete feature can be enabled / disabled by modifying a preference in Internet Explorer. Here's how to change the setting with IE6:

* Load Internet Explorer

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Neither had i heard it before but could you check at your device manager if your graphics card is working properly?

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Have recently upgraded to a new sytem (XP) and I have a (minor) problem with IE.

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In the 'new' system this dropdown list is totally absent. Can anyone tell me what setting I need to change to get it to appear?


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Hi John,
Try Tools>Internet Options>Content tab. Under Personal Information click the Auto Complete button, put a check by Web addresses and then OK everthing.

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I don't know QuickBooks, but maybe this will work.



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Hi, I hope you can help me out. I have a client who was having some troubles with there computer asked if I would look at it. When I did, I found some malware.

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