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  1. kass

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    I am trying to do an on line manual in word. I would like to have definitions to some terms as either a pop up text type box or a roll over (like in the help files) but cannot find how. Is this even possible in word (office xp). I am not very adept at this stuff.
    I couldn't find anything when I searched this site.
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    What will the person be viewing online?

    The Word document you're creating?
    Or some HTML format thereof?
     
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    I can do either but html would be more versitile and so perhaps the better option.
     
  4. Anne Troy

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    Tough to answer your question until you make your decision.

    Why don't you check out my latest download :)

    called XLFunc at:

    http://www.theofficeexperts.com/downloads.htm#ExcelDownloads

    It's a Word doc....
    But a nice manual....

    If you'll use something like that, you'll want to use comments in Word. They'll only pop up when someone puts their mouse over or clicks on the word.
     
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    I would prefer to use word, so word it is. I checked out your download but saw no notes do i need to turn something on/off?
     
  6. Anne Troy

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    YOu must enable macros.

    There are no comments in it, I just wanted you to see how I force the document map to turn on, and position the document in the window so that it's easy to read....a potential layout for you to use for your manual.

    Just open any word doc and select a word, and hit Insert-Comment. Type something in it.

    When you hover over that word, you'll see the comment pop up, probably pretty close to the effect you want.
     
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    Yes that will work great. Just out of curiosity though can i creat a text box that would do the same or that comes up if you click on the word.
    I do ealy apprieciate your help your great!
     
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    That'll require VBA, and I don't know it well enough to help. You might try asking at www.theofficeexperts.com/forum tho. Most of the "experts" do VBA...
     
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    you've been awesome thanks so much again
     
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    Anytime!
     
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