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MS Word 2003 Forms

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by lotsacats, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. lotsacats

    lotsacats Thread Starter

    Sep 2, 2008
    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
    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.

  2. Yorkshire Guy

    Yorkshire Guy

    Dec 9, 2003
    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:


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

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