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first & last names in text form fields

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by melias, Mar 21, 2002.

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  1. melias

    melias Thread Starter

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    i have laboriously figured out (with help from this forum) how to make the text and numbers entered into my forms repeat throughout the document. however, if i type a space in the field, such as between first and last names, the second word shows up as bold everywhere else in the document. what's the fix?
    ~melias
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    PERHAPS...

    Tools-Autocorrect
    Autoformat as you type tab
    Uncheck everything in top and bottom sections of that dialog box
     
  3. melias

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    no, that didn't seem to do it. by accident i got some of the pages to not make that second word bold, but i don't know how. it goes like this:

    * the data-entry page is formatted so the fill-in forms are 12-pt. ariel, italics, underlined.
    * some of the cross-referenced places are apparently not formatted at all, and some i have manually tried to format in 12-pt. ariel, italics, underlined--doesn't seem to matter.
    * in a couple of spots the first word is not underlined, and usually the second word is bold.

    should i be using something other than the ab| button to make my text field forms? thanks for your help...i'm almost done with it!
     
  4. Anne Troy

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    I would select the whole document (ctrl-a) and make it *normal* style, turn off bold, turn off italics. Do the bold and italics through the Format-Font so that those items are *really* gone (when there's some things bold and some not, bold won't be selected in the font window, ditto italics, so choose Regular).

    Do you know that formatting like that is stored in the paragraph returns? If you don't select the return, you're not *really* changing the formatting.

    Anyway, after changing all to normal, then go ahead and change specific items back to the way you want them.

    If you like, I'll take a look at it for you.

    [email protected]
     
  5. melias

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    it works! IT WORKS!!

    i didn't select all of it, because it's 52 pages long with various different formatting that i didn't want to have to redo, but by including the paragraph returns and using format>font>regular, it accepts the formatting of the referenced input.

    THANKS!

    i have one more question...is it possible to put a watermark on a page that won't show when you print it out? there are several pages of this that are to be printed, not filled out on the computer, and i thought to put a big "PRINT" watermark on the page, but don't want it to show when printed. can this be done?

    ~melias
     
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