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Forms in word 2000

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by jgjulio, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. jgjulio

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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
     
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    jgjulio Thread Starter

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    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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