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Thread : Working with text fields
From : Absolut
To : All
26.1

I watched you video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqF8mzaaY0o) over and over again, but I still can't work this one out:

all goes well untill I secure my document and want to use it as a form. In your video you point at the text field, the text disappears and you can fill in your new text. ANd with a ssimple "enter" all falls into place.

When I click my text field, I just stumble into it, and I start writing into the default text.

So, where am I going wrong?

Posted by : Absolut Posted Date : Nov 5, 2012 Viewed : 137507
From : Laura Leader
Nov 13, 2012   4:33 PM
To : Absolut
(1 of 1)
26.2 in reply to 26.1

Hi Absolut,

Sorry I took so long to reply, I am just now noticing your question.

I don't think the fields were actually selected when I clicked on them in my video, I think I pressed the tab key to get to them.  

What you want can be done but I think you need a macro to do it.

This is the macro code you can use:

Sub SelectMe()
ActiveDocument.FormFields(Selection.Bookmarks(1).Name).Select
End Sub
 

If you double click the form field you will see a place for an Entry macro.  Once you have the macro set up, you put its name in the entry slot for each field and it will work.

If you don't know where to put the macro, answer my questions below and I will tell you where to put it so it works with your form.

1. Is this form something you are distributing to other people, or is it just for you on your computer?

2. What version of Word are you using?

Thanks, and good luck with your form!

 

 

Posted by : Laura Leader Posted Date : Nov 13, 2012
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