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    Once fill-in fields are placed in a template, how can they be made to show up so that they can be moved or placed differently? And, is the placement when the template is used *entirely* reliant on where they are placed in the template, or do/can they end up being placed in another spot?

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    Press Alt+F9 to display field codes in the document.
    When you're done, press Alt+F9 again to hide field codes.

    Unless you have code that moves parts of the document around when it is created, fields such as fillin fields in a new document will be in exactly the same location as in the template it's based on.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='785001' date='16-Jul-2009 17:43']Press Alt+F9 to display field codes in the document.
    When you're done, press Alt+F9 again to hide field codes.

    Unless you have code that moves parts of the document around when it is created, fields such as fillin fields in a new document will be in exactly the same location as in the template it's based on.[/quote]

    Great, thanks Hans!

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    [quote name='HansV' post='785001' date='16-Jul-2009 17:43']Press Alt+F9 to display field codes in the document.
    When you're done, press Alt+F9 again to hide field codes.

    Unless you have code that moves parts of the document around when it is created, fields such as fillin fields in a new document will be in exactly the same location as in the template it's based on.[/quote]

    Hans:

    If I find a field that, say, I want to just change the prompt for (or the text placeholder) can I do that, or do I have to delete it and re-do it?

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    Hi, Chuck,

    You don't have to delete an entire fill-in code in order to change the prompt. Rather, you can edit an existing code. When you display the code by pressing Alt F9, your original prompt will appear as text enclosed within quotation marks after the word FILLIN. You can delete some or all of the text that's between quotation marks and type a new prompt, then save the changes. Just be careful not to delete the quotation marks themselves or any other portion of the code. And -- mainly for cosmetic purposes -- you'll probably want to hide the codes by pressing Alt F9 again before closing the template.

    Hope this helps.

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    [quote name='janbphd' post='785014' date='16-Jul-2009 22:45']Hi, Chuck,

    You don't have to delete an entire fill-in code in order to change the prompt. Rather, you can edit an existing code. When you display the code by pressing Alt F9, your original prompt will appear as text enclosed within quotation marks after the word FILLIN. You can delete some or all of the text that's between quotation marks and type a new prompt, then save the changes. Just be careful not to delete the quotation marks themselves or any other portion of the code. And -- mainly for cosmetic purposes -- you'll probably want to hide the codes by pressing Alt F9 again before closing the template.

    Hope this helps.

    Jan

    Author, "Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Office Word 2007"

    For Word and WordPerfect tips, also see my blog at http://compusavvy.wordpress.com[/quote]

    Thanks Jan!

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