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    Tick Boxes? (2000 SR1)

    Hi,

    I am using a table as a form template. Want to use Tick Boxes.
    These can be used in normal forms which are locked & saved as DOTs.
    But in my setup where the file is not locked, how can I use Tick Boxes??

    Thanks to all of you for taking your time out to help & advise.

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    m.q.

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    Re: Tick Boxes? (2000 SR1)

    Hi again,

    You can insert a variety of ActiveX controls (similar to the ones that you can put into userforms aka 'custom dialog boxes) directly into your document (one of these being a checkbox).

    To access these, go to View > Toolbars, and click to display the Control Toolbox.

    These tend to be relatively finicky to work with, but they're definitely worth having a look at. Word's Help would probably be the first place to look for basic info on these - do a search in Help on "Control toolbox" or "ActiveX controls in forms".

    Gary

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    Re: Tick Boxes? (2000 SR1)

    When you say "locked" do you mean using Tools, Protect, then clicking on Forms?

    When I want to use a tick box, I use the Forms toolbar and insert a check box, then I Protect the form.

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    Re: Tick Boxes? (2000 SR1)

    There are a number of ways to insert a checkbox in Word. They vary in complexity and usefulness. The simplest is a static checkbox which can be inserted using Insert => Symbol. Dynamic ones (click on it and it toggles) are a bit more complex. You may want to take a look at the Checkbox Template downloadable from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/download/index.htm> my download page</A> (addbalance.com/word/download/). This is a tutorial and an "Add-In" that can make adding one kind of dynamic checkbox to your documents a lot easier.

    Hope this helps,
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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