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    form templates (97/2000/2002)

    <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> short of creating a macro, is there anyway to keep spellcheck available when a form is locked and saved as a template, which allows users to tab from field to field?

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    Re: form templates (97/2000/2002)

    No. You can create a macro and store it in a global template with a special toolbar so that you don't have to write it for each form.

    If you can train your users to use the F11 key instead of the Tab key you can use macrobutton fields instead of form fields and don't need a locked form. In my forms that use macrobuttons for prompts I insert a textbox with no lines and "hidden" text -in color- that tells them to use the F11 key.
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    Re: form templates (97/2000/2002)

    If you do want to use a macro, where all the work has been done for you, check <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/MacrosVBA/SpellcheckProtectDoc.htm>this site</A>

    Yes, I have made contributions to that code, so I'm not an unbiased source <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.

    I've recently re-implemented this solution in a new site, and it works fine. It flashes around a bit, but the client is quite happy about being able to spell check at all. And I don't have to retrain users/
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