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    RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    Hi,

    I have a RTF document that includes various text boxes with text inside those boxes. There is a header page followed by 3 pages of data. The 3 pages are then replicated again twice, so I end up with 9 pages of data and one header page.
    When I print this document off, the first 6 pages of data only include the text boxes and no text. The last 3 pages print fine.

    Someone else in the office printed the same document through Word 2003 and the full document prints ok.
    Someone else printed on Word2002 and had the same issue as me.

    Does anyone know what the issue may be here?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    I don't know for sure, but have you tried saving the RTF as a Word doc and seeing if it prints OK then?

    Ian

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    I tried saving it as a ,doc but it's made no difference <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19>

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    Are "Drawing objects" enabled under Tools > Options... > Print?

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    Yes, it is.
    The strangest thing is that it does print the last 3 pages which are identical to the previous 6. It is so frustrating!

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    I have found out what my issue is.

    On my template, my text boxes are not linked.
    When I generate my document (which is similar to mail merge) it is setting my first couple of records to have the text boxes linked.
    On the last record that is printing, these links are not set, even though the document for the last record is exactly the same.
    I don't know why it is setting these linked text boxes when I have not done that on my template.
    If I open my generated document and break the link, the data then prints, but this isn't much use as I can't tell users to remove the links for every record.

    Anyone have any ideas why it may be setting these links between text boxes??

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    You need to explain exactly how this document is created. You said "When I generate my document (which is similar to mail merge)" but we need more information on how the document is created if we want to try and work out why the text boxes are linked like this.

    StuartR

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    Thanks Stuart

    I think I found the problem
    In the Tools->options settings on the print tab, I removed the tick from update links and everything seems to print ok now

    For info
    I created a RTF document as my template. This has 4 pages, 1 header page followed by 3 pages of text boxes
    In those text boxes I insert references such as ~Pa1~
    My program then outputs information from the database into these reference fields
    If the program outputs for more than one employee record, the 3 pages of data are replicated for each employee
    When looking at the document that is produced, it looks fine and looks fine in print preview. But when printing, only the last employee record is printed because the text boxes on that record are not linked to the another record after it.

    I wanted the document to be created without the links but I think its because it is replicating the same thing it automatically links them

    but as I say, removing the tick from update links helps me print the document correctly

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    Re: RTF Not Printing Data from Text Box (Word 2000)

    Thanks for sharing, I will remember this for next time!

    StuartR

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