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Word 2003 - Include Text Field - Not Including Bookmark Text if in Form Field

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by skarden, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. skarden

    skarden Thread Starter

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    I know the Include Field will include part of the text from an Include File if it is in a bookmark. The format is {IncludeText "File Path" Bookmark}. I have 2 files: Source and Target.

    Source is a form template. I included a Text Form Field and gave it the bookmark AA. I also included other text in a "normal" bookmark, BB.

    In Target I have 2 fields: {IncludeText "C:\\Source.dot" AA} and {IncludeText "C:\\Source.dot" BB}. The text from BB shows up, but the one for AA is blank.

    If I go into Source and look under Bookmarks, both AA and BB are there.

    BTW, I have tried it with the Source form both "Protected" and "Unprotected" and it didn't make any difference.

    Any idea why this is happening, and more importantly, any idea on how to make this work? If not, it seems like a real bug in Word 2003 as they are both definitely considered to be bookmarks.

    Thank you,

    Stuart
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Thread reopened for user to post solution.
     
  3. skarden

    skarden Thread Starter

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    I found that if I add \! to the end of the field it will now appear. This isn't in the documentation at all, but it works. The field would now look like this:

    {IncludeText "C:\\Source.dot" AA \!}

    Stuart
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Thanks for posting the solution. You can mark your thread solved by clicking on the "Solved" button at the top left, just below the title. :)
     
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