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    Check boxes in forms (Word 2003)

    I am producing a questionnaire using Forms in Word. There are several questions in the document, each with five possible answers. I have inserted five check boxes for each question and want the users to select one option for each question (eg a scale of 1-5). Is there any way of limiting the number of check boxes that can be selected - ie just one check box for each question? An alternative would obviously be to use a combo box but we would prefer the form to use check boxes if possible. Any help would be very gratefully received!

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    Re: Check boxes in forms (Word 2003)

    An alternative would be to use option buttons (aka radio buttons) from the Control Toolbar. By assigning the same GroupName property to a set of option buttons, you make them act as a group - clicking any of the option buttons in the group turns off all others in the group.

    With check boxes from the Forms toolbar, you'd need to write a macro for each check box and set it as the Exit macro for that check box. The code should test whether the check box is on and if so, turn off the others. The disadvantages of this method are:
    - You have to write a lot of macros.
    - The macros will only be run when the user clicks away or tabs out of the check box, so temporarily more than one check box can be ticked. This could be confusong to the user.

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    Re: Check boxes in forms (Word 2003)

    Thank you SO MUCH Hans. That works a treat.

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    Re: Check boxes in forms (Word 2003)

    Keep in mind that placing controls from the Control Toolbox in a document will cause Word to display a warning if macro security is set to Medium; if users disable macros, the option buttons will be inactive.If macro security is set to High, the options buttons will be disabled without a warning.

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