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    Word Bubble Help? (2000 SR1)

    Hi,

    I am building a form template from a table. I want it so when the mouse pointer floats above a cell, my customised Bubble Help pops up explaining the content of that respective field. Just like the option in Excel.

    Can I do this within Word? or is there some addon?

    I know that I can implement the document as a proper word form, but when it is locked it only allows specified fields to be filled & restricts the flexability needed here.

    Thanks,

    m.q.

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    Re: Word Bubble Help? (2000 SR1)

    Hi, m.q. -- Have you tried Insert / Comment?

    If the user has show/hide turned off, they won't have a visual cue, but if they happen to get their mouse in the right place it will show. If you insert the field, then select the field and then insert the comment if they mouse-over the field they should see it.
    Karen

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    Re: Word Bubble Help? (2000 SR1)

    You can also use the highlight feature to give that visual cue whether the Show/Hide field is on or off... problem then arises with colorblindness... <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Word Bubble Help? (2000 SR1)

    Silly me! When you select the field before inserting the comment it automatically highlights the selected portion. Show/Hide isn't a factor, unless m.q. simply inserts the comment without first selecting text or a field.

    Thanks, KT for jogging my memory.
    Karen

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    KTYorke
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    Re: Word Bubble Help? (2000 SR1)

    <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> for all the times you've helped me out... this is nothin' <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>
    have fun

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