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Solved: Copying dates in Word forms

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by kestrelsummer, Jan 10, 2008.

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  1. kestrelsummer

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    I have a Word 2003 form in which there are currency fields and date fields for the user to fill in. That's all fine, I can format the fields and calculate with the currency field to create properly formated currency fields that I generate.

    On the last page I want to copy some of these fields. Currency ones are fine. What I can't do is copy a date field. I set the text field type to "calculation", and the expression to "=arrival" (the field I am trying to copy from is called "arrival"). Now I can't get the format right. If leave the number format field blank, I get a number that isn't anything sensible, and if I copy the date format from the original field into the new one I get nothing at all (it's offering me a number format, not a date format, so I suppose that's not surprising.)

    This surely should be easy. What am I missing?
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Can you post your template by going to the Advanced view when posting and using "manage attachments" to post a copy of your template? You will have to zip up the template before posting it as an attachment.
     
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    Brilliant! Of course! Thank you.
     
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    Can you please mark your thread as solved via the "thread tools" drop-down list at the top of the post?
     
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