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Q: Word XP Forms question

I've searched high and low, yet I cannot find the answer to my question.

Basically what I'm trying to do is make a customer-editable lease contract document for a customer of mine. I know the basics of Word forms, and I've entered the various fields (ie. Lessee's Name, Address, Phone, etc), and there are a couple of redundancies in information (specifically names of Lessee and Co-Lessee, so text). Instead of making the lessee type out the same info twice, I thought that I'd set it up so that if they enter their name at the top, it would be entered at the bottom in the same field automatically. I can get this behaviour to work time and time again with numbers (quite simple really), but is this at all possible with text? No matter what I've tried, I can't get it to work, and I've tried everything except ask someone. I'm a reasonably logical and intelligent guy, but I'm at wit's end here with this one.

Thanks,
Cam

A: Word XP Forms question

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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

http://it.lsue.edu/office2007/word.pdf
 

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I need help with Microsoft Word 2003. I am working with form fields. When I type in a form field it moves my formatting around on the same line dropping it to the next line. I tried right click to make adjustments to the form field, with no avail, I have tried double clicking in the form field with no avail.

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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Hello...

I am trying to create a form that people fill in and then the data is transferred into a new document created from a template. The Form now opens when the template is open (thank you XL Guru) but I cannot seem to get the data to transfer...

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.

eg:

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

HTH,
Andy
 

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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
edit.
Now,
I am using word XP. Can I create certain lockable areas
in the form? Is compatibility an issues with different
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

Cheers!!
 

A:Word Forms

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Help!!!! I have created a form in Word 97. It basically lists the information I need and there is a text box to the side for the response to the question. All I need to know is how do I fix this form so the end user can put a response in the text box and tab to the next box. I feel like an idiot, I can not figure out how this works. I could do it in excel however this is for work and has to be in Word. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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.

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Customer has a word doc, when they open it the fields appear
to be displaying a form with terms like #fieldtext# and #checkbox#
When she prints it the correct values are printed.

Is there a method to view it as it would print ?

I assume this doc is the output from a form ?
 

A:Word Forms ??

Perhaps hitting Alt-F9 will work?
 

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I am trying to set up a from in Word. The goal is to have drop-down boxes and other web components so people can enter info. It is basically a form to request stuff from other people in the company.

I am trying to find a way to have the info from the form be emailed to someone when they click the submit button. I have a test form set up with everything I need, and then when I click the submit button I get the new email message but nothing appears in the body.

I know I am missing something, I just can't figure it out.

Thanks
 

A:Forms in Word

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I made a form in word 2000. Everything worked great but if you push the "entry" key instead of the "tab" key it moves everything in the form down. Does anybody know how to disable the entry key or make it think it's the tab key?
 

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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I have a form which my customers use to request samples from me but when it comes through, the info order is mixed up (not garbled -- just not in the order of the original format). I contacted my server because I thought it might be a CGI conflict. They suggested I rewrite it through Word so that it was compatible with Microsoft Outlook which is my e-mail system. It didn't work!! Why is this happening? Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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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Hello, I am using word 2007 and have created a document which includes some form fields (a date field and several check boxes). The form works fine for me after turning on protection. When I email it to my coworker though, the form does not work for her (she also has 2007) and it won't let her turn on protection so that the form fields will work. Can anyone offer any suggestions on how to correct this problem?

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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I'm stuck on these 3 things:

1)How to keep the autotext "document name" updated in a form/template (as the form is saved to a new name this doesn't change).

2)Is there anyway to get a TOC to work in a form/template? Clicking on a TOC entry in a template does nothing, but it's suppose to take you to that point in the document. I guess it needs to autoupdate some how?

3)Is there anyway to add row to a Table in a Form? In a typicaly table, if you Tab to the end of the Row, a new Row appears below. But this doesn't work in a Form/Template.

Thanks very much!
 

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Hi,

I have created a form in MS Word and have encountered a problem. The form does not hold its structure. I have fields within the form which potentially could expand to multiple pages. At the moment though the field will only expand to a maximum of 1 page and one order to do this it seperates from the original structure of the form. Does anyone know a way around this? I used tables to create the structure of the form.

Regards
Tim
 

A:Solved: MS Word Forms

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I have MS Word forms that are filled out and saved. On all my machines (XP with Office 2000) all is well. We open the forms, all the check boxes and fields are seen and can be edited.
On one machine, also XP with Office 2000 all the forms formatting are not there. The forms tool bar is there, but protecting or un protecting the form does nothing. The text is there, but the fields and check boxes are missing.

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.
Thanks
 

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.

I am thinking of transferring the word documents into the second computer by a physical transfer such as using a flashdrive first. Then establishing a partnership?
Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks
 

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I am attempting to create a letter template that contains a form for the operator to select various options. After the form has been populated and the okay button pressed, there are a number of message boxes to be completed before the letter can be finished.

I am trying to get the form to disappear from the screen whilst the message boxes are completed by the operator but have been unable to make this happen. I’ve tried using ‘hide’ and ‘unload’ in the code but it’s still there when the message boxes are displayed.

Any ideas how I can lose the form once I have finished with it?

It's works PC and we only have Office '97 - state of the ark!!
 

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Hi, I am creating a form in Word 2003 (Running over Window XP Professional). I have inserted a field called Sdate and on the next line Firstname. When I reference the field Firstname in other parts of the document, it also includes the field Sdate.
So my result looks like this:
Dear Sdate
Firstname
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.

Lotsacats
 

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:

[Sdate
Firstname]

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

HTH
Hew
 

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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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I was wondering if anyone knew a way to have the "save data only for forms" option always active.

At the moment if you activate it and then close word it becomes inactive again.

Thanks in advance.
 

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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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Hi guys i am a real novice when it comes to excel and i have taken on a task at work that maybe over my head (Job Cuts Looming so have said YES i can do that easily). can anyone help???

I am trying to get an excel and a word form to self generate a URN for a First Aid Report Form and also a Purchase Order Request form i have created both forms but carnt figure out how to get them to assign a new URN after the old form has been submitted, Any help will be greatfully appriciated
 

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I sure hope i can get a computer guru to help me. My computers at work have just been upgraded at work to xp and some of the excellent programs now do not work. any way stop rambling.

I made some forms on Microsoft Access 2000 and wish to link the information that is being imputed onto pre made word templates.

the forms look aoutstanding a masterpiece in engeneering however i cant the life of me workk out how to when i click ok the information is transferred onto the templates, like a mail merge sort of thing.

Please help

Taipan
 

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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I have a UserForm which contains about 20 products which when selected are
output to the appropriate place in a Word document.

Is it possible to save the UserForm to a central point so it can be accessed
by several different letters? At the moment each letter template I produce
has its own copy of the UserForm, so if one of the available products
changes, I have to go into each template in turn and apply the change.

It would cut down editing time considerably if I only had to make the
amendment once.

Only have Word 97 at work
 

A:Microsoft Word - User Forms

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Hi

I am trying to enable spellchecking in a protected word document containing forms. I am at the stage where i know that a macro is necessary to do this. I have tried a macro which i downloaded but when i try to compile it i am getting an error.

Does anyone have a macro that works or an alternative solution to this? Also i would like to extend this as far as being able to edit(bold, italicise etc) text within the protected form as well but the former question is definitely priority!

Thanks for your help!
 

A:Spellchecking protected forms in word

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i am making a 50-page document with lots of forms in it. i made a nice little table of contents that links to each page to make navigation easy (and "back to table of contents" on each page), BUT when i lock the forms i lose the ability to click on links! i noticed that the scroll-by-whole-page is disabled as well. i went to dreamboat's word page and learned a few new things about forms, but didn't see this particular problem addressed. can anybody help me?
thanks,
melias
 

A:word 2000 forms and links

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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...

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~dreamboat~
Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
Brainbench
 

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When making forms in Microsoft Word (2003), is there any way to enable spell check for the areas that users can input data while still keeping the form protected?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

SED
 

A:Using Spell Check in Word Forms

Here you go, SED.
http://vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=388
 

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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!
 

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.

Thanks!

- Isabel
 

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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!

Thanks!

Jalex
 

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

Access.
 

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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.

Bizarre.
 

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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

For this year, I need to add a function that allows a user to open up last year's form, copy one table from it and paste the data into a different table in another copy of the same form

The table with the data in it is 4 columns wide but may have any number of rows in it. Row 2 onwards needs to be copied across

The table for the data to be pasted into is 6 columns wide and may not have enough rows to accommodate the pasted data so would need some sort of error trapping to pick up that it needs extra rows adding before pasting.

Data should be pasted into row 2 onwards and should sit within the first 4 columns of the receiving table. The idea is then the user fills in column 5 and 6 adding comments about the data they have pasted in

If any extra cells are needed to fit the incoming data they should have form fields in columns 5 and 6 too for entering the comments above

Phew...hope this makes sense

My experience of this kind of thing is limited to modifying other people's VB code/macros to add some functionality myself. This is a bit beyond me!
 

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I have a problem! I made a form field in Word and placed a second form field right after the first field. When I started to fill the first field the second just moves closer to the right side of the page. How can I keep the fields form moving. I locked the form fields but that makes no difference. Thanks for your help.
 

A:Making forms in Word 2003

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Hi,

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.

Regards,
Rollin
 

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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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Help!

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!

Tom
 

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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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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Folks,

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
+91-97-11-772297
 

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 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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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?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.

thanks

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

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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 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.

HTH

Hew
 

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Hi

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

thanks
 

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!

S
 

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Hello,

Relating to a previous post:
"Exporting Word Form Data to Excel"
http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/257309-exporting-word-form-data-excel.html
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:

Story:
Image: 01
Display-image:
Courtesy:
Caption:

Story:
Image: 02
Display-image:
Courtesy:
Caption:

Story:
Image: 03
Display-image:
Courtesy:
Caption:

etc

Sample.doc is below

This macro obtained from:
"Solved: Export Word Form to Excel"
http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/1062655-solved-export-word-form-excel.html
works well for the same form in many word docs exported to excel:
Code:

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
Else
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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Hi
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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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.

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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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A:Outlook forms question....HELP!

Outlook form templateS? What language is that in?
 

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I am in the process of creating some outlook form templates with fields and drop down menus. The forms look great but we need a way to export the text in the form fields to notepad so that the text from the form can be pasted into a document. CTRL+A, CTRL+C, CTRL+V does not work on the form and we have no way of copying the text from the form unless we copy each form field separately. Any suggestions?
 

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Thankyou very much!
 

A:Autocompete forms QUESTION.

Did a lot of looking and could not find a definitive answer as to the longevity of the stored info. My computer is a refurbished one and used to belong to a electronics firm. I went in and used the "Clear Forms" button and it took awhile to finish the task.

If they are your relatives I would just ask them to go in and clear the forms and passwords through Internet Options\Content\Autocomplete and Clear History options.
 

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Hi everyone!

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

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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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A:Access 2007 Forms - ID / Name question

Im guessing that the table is part of a relational database so the table you are inputting into on the form would only store the ID rather than the name (normalisation and avoiding duplicated data etc)
If you want to view the table with the Product name you would have to create a query/report that pulls the Product Name from the parent table

Let me know if that makes sense or not.
 

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I was thinking this would be a good idea to have them sign something first before touching their system, but I don't have any examples to pull from to create my own form/agreement.

If anyone has anything they use I'd love to take a look at it if you wouldn't mind. My direct email address is "nvaiser *at* gmail.com"
Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
Nat
 

A:Starting PC Repair business - question about forms, etc.

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Lately when i try to send one (that has been filled out) to a coworker, the form will turn up blank for whoever i send it to. It seems to be not saving and sending? When the recipient opens the form, all the questions will be there but none of the boxes are selected.

I have spoken to 2 different IT guys and neither of them have any idea how to fix this. If anyone has some suggestions, let me know as we are pretty desperate to sort this!
 

A:An Outlook 2003 question... (specifically Forms)

Anyone??
 

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

Thanks,

Bob
 

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

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Hi all, do you know if it is possible to word-wrap text around an inserted picture in Word 2003? Basically, I'm trying to create a class reunion program with a one-page bio of a person with his/her picture in the upper right-hand corner. I have pasted a picture and positioned it where I want at the top; however, it forces the text below it downwards, which is not what I want. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Word 2003 - Insert Picture/Word Wrap Question

Select the picture

Make sure the mouse pointer is hovering over the picture and click once with the right mouse button

Click once with the left mouse button on the menu choice "Format Picture"

Select the "Layout" tab

In the section called "Wrapping Style" click once with the left mouse button on "Square"

Beneath where it says Horizontal alignment click once with the left mouse button on "Right"

Click on OK

You should be able to type text to the left of the picture.
 

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A:Nuance PDF Forms to Adobe PDF Forms

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you all know the option to send a document as an e-mail attachment in word, right ??

i have office 2000 and using word it was very easy.
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i just did a clean install office 2003 at homew/ my xp-home.

this command is now missing from word 2003 ...
how do i enable it
 

A:[Word 2K3] 2nd Word problem/question!!!

On my Word2003, it is the 5th toolbar button from the left, next to the printer button. I think this is standard, I haven't changed any settings to make it visible. It is also accessible via the File menu under "Send to". It might not be immediately visible, if so hold your mouse over the double down arrow at the bottom of the menu list.
 

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A:Word 97 question...

J: Do you have Excel? Much easier in there. Let me know.

------------------
~dreamboat~
Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
Brainbench
 

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I just installed Office 2007 on my new laptop, then did an easy transfer. Everything worked out great except, when I try to open a word document, I get this Macro settings warning or something. It tells me to go to the trust link in word and reset something, but I don't understand what it's saying. Can anyone look at this and tell me what to do?

Thanks,
Bill

A:Word question.

This is a macro security setting.
Follow the directions as you toggle down that screen.
If I remember correctly someone put that document is a secure and trusted place. Was it your document?

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Hi all... A little help if someone has the time, please

I had created a document on my home computer and e-mailed it to myself at work to print out. When I try to open it, word pops open and a box pops up that says File Conversion - select the encoding that makes your document readable. There's a bunch of jibberish in the box. No matter what I select, it's unreadable.

I know I have different versions of word at both of my computers. Is there any way to make it readable, or am I out of luck? Thanks again!
 

A:question about Word

Save the file at work as Word 2000 .doc and then you should be able to open it at home
 

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Hi guys!

Just a quick question from myself. I just want to know if it is possible to have a page starting a Word document, acting like a contents page, without a footer and then to have the rest of the document with a footer with the page number starting at 1?

Many thanks for your help!
 

A:Word Question

From the Header/Footer toolbar, choose "Page Setup." Check "Different First Page" and the enter nothing in the first page's footer.

To eliminate the page number on the first page, go to Insert>Page Numbers and make sure "Show number on first page is not checked."

If you want the second page to be numbered with 1, click the Format button on the Page Numbers dialog box and set the "Start At" box to zero. No number or header will appear on the first page and the next page will be numbered "1."
 

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is there anyway in Word 2003 XP of being able to change the default number of pages for sorting alphabetically ?

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A:Word question !!

I would try to help you if I could fully understand the question. You are trying to merge 4 documents into 1 to do a mail merge??? Also on sorting lists alphabetically, it should be the same no matter how many pages there are (as long as it is in one document, in the same table).
 

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Isn't there a way to use the MS word spell check in word pad if you have word installed on your computer?

A:word pad question

Wordpad does not support spellcheck natively as it is only a very limited program. But there is a program that claims to make this possible.
Check spelling with tinySpell: a tiny portable free spell checker

Note that I have not used this program. For more information see the site.

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A:Word Pad question

It does that by default. I don't know whether there's a way to change it, but if you use Shift^Enter instead of just Enter, it will single space the lines. Hope that's helpful.
 

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A:Solved: MS Word question

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
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A:Solved: a question re. Word?

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Tenorman
 

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A:Microsoft Word question

i could have sworn i just replied to this post, as the last of about seven

anyway, avery, the paper people, have free template downloads....this is the one for landscape....there is another for portrait
http://www.avery.com/us/Main?action=software.BlankTPLProductSKU&catalogcode=WEB01&softwarecode=4113
 

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Need help guys. I lost an item of importance today on my flight (I'm a flight attendant) and need to make a new one ASAP. It had all my announcements in it and the girl that made it is now up in Denver. Needless to say I got everything I need but I don't know how to maninuplate Word to do what I want.

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Thanks.
 

A:Microsoft Word question

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TIA!
D
 

A:microsoft word xp pro question

I don't think there's a setting in Word that does that. It's a printer option. After you click on "Print...", make sure the printer you're using is selected and click on the Properties button. The form that pops up is specific to your printer, and not part of Word. There should be an option somewhere for double-sided printing.

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A:Word Compatability question.

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I didn't think you could add fonts to the online version. It's an extremely limited version of Word.

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A:Question.... Dont know how to word...

What is the make and model of you notebook?

Did the upgrade purchase include a CD for the installation?

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A:Word 2000 question

Nope. Word is not Excel. If you just need to do it a time or two, copy your table into Excel and do it, then copy it back.

?
 

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A:word processor question

Which application are you are using as the word processor? This would help us know the steps if it's possible by the application name. Some you cannot do this with.

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A:Word 97 dictionary question

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A:Microsoft Word Question

Don't multi-post. See answer in other post.
 

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Hello. When a footnote is added Word inserts a separator line in between the footnote and the main body of text. Does anyone know how I can format (i.e. change the appearance of this separator line? Is there a certain style that I can redefine? Thanks.
 

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Ok, I've successfully created the mail merge template, database, etc and it runs fine.

NOW, I want to create a "tracking" table (for want of a better word) using the databases I created for the letter merge.

Of course, if I run it as a "letter" I get one page for each person, lables, I get a full page of the same name/address.

Is there any way I can create a documents showing:

NAME/TITLE & COMPANY ADDRESS PHONE #
And E-Mail

and have the columns show as separate entries?

Please help fast! My Boss is breathing down my neck!
 

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What columns?
You can create a table in a Word doc.
Put your headings in row 1.
In row 2, put:

(mergefield1) | (mergefield2) | (etc....

In row 3, put:

(next record)(mergefield1) | (mergefield2) | (etc....

That means you insert a next record field in front of the 2nd and subsequent records. Make one WHOLE page like that.

PM me if you can't get it.
We cannot have him/her breathing down your neck like that.
 

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