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MS Word 2003 Text Form Field

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by FLW, Oct 4, 2007.

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  1. FLW

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    Hello All.

    I am attempting to create Text Form Fields in a previously created Word document. It was not created from a form template.

    The field is the DAY in the date field: 10//007. I put the insertion point in the DAY field, click on the Text Form Field icon and fill in the field attributes. Type=Number, Max length=2. I type in a Help description, click OK, save the file, and click on the Protect icon.

    When I key in a 2-digit num and press tab, the next page comes up. The same thing happens if I try to put in alpha characters. My help message does not appear. I pressed F1.

    I would appreciate any help with this issue.
    TIA:(
     
  2. jimr381

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    Welcome to the forum.

    If you zip your document and post it then I will take a look at it.
     
  3. FLW

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    Thanks for responding. Attached is the document.

    I uploaded the file, but I do not see it.
     

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  4. FLW

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    The file was attached successfully.
     
  5. jimr381

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    OK I will take a look at it when I get back to my regular desk. I cannot download it on this PC.
     
  6. Anne Troy

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    You don't have any other form fields. When using form fields, and the form is protected, you complete each field and hit tab and it tries to jump to the next form field. You only seem to have a few in your doc.
     
  7. FLW

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    Thanks so much for responding. I added more form fields and I am now able to tab from one field to the next.

    If you notice on the document, the hour and minutes are separated by a colon(see below). Is there any way that I can type in the value for the hour and automatically skip over the colon to type in the minutes? I'd like to auto tab after completing each field, if that is possible.
    FYI after turning on the Show/Hide icon I did not see the tiny circles in the Text Form Fields. I apologize, but I do not know the name for the tiny circles.
    TIA

    xx FILES
    690 18:45 7:00 - 18:45 10:07PM time)
     
  8. FLW

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    I am also curious as to why my Help Messages aren't showing up. I type characters in fields defined as numeric, but no Help Message. (??)
    TIA
     
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