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Problem with Custom Template Form in MS Word

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by JoeyA, Jul 26, 2004.

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  1. JoeyA

    JoeyA Thread Starter

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    Can you help me with this problem?

    When I create a Custom Template Order Form in MS WORD, if you hit the ENTER KEY (carriage return key), it adds an extra line of space to my form, making it longer than needed. If you continue to use the Enter Key, you can add infinite number of additional lines of space to the form which is exactly what I don't need. My template takes up the entire 8 1/2 x 11 form that I have designed and I want the form to remain no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 even after the form is filled out by the recipient.

    Is there a way to disable the Enter Key from this form? The Tab Key is used to tab from field to field.

    Your help would be sincerely appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Joey
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    Place your form fields into tables.
    Set the height of the table row to EXACTLY. Then, they can type all day long, but the text will just disappear below the visible part of the table row.

    Form fields also have character limitations.

    The only way to disable the Enter key is to use macro code. If macros aren't enabled, this solution won't work anyway. The above is the best workaround.
     
  3. JoeyA

    JoeyA Thread Starter

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    Dreamboat, I have done as you suggested making all tables (EXACTLY) and while it helps, it does not solve the complete problem. I would like to prevent the user of the template from being able to use the Enter Key in any way.

    Thank you for your response.
    Sincerely,
    JoeyA
     
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