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    Replicating a field in Word 2010

    I *think* I found the issue. You have to have bookmarks placed in the page where the info is going to show. Strange that wasn't in any of the instructions or help pages I saw -- at least not that I noticed.
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    I found the "Print Codes" choice in the Word Options, so here is what printed:

    { ASK headtext "What is the header?" }

    { REF headtext }

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    When I set up the ASK, it LOOKS fine. But when I go to set up the REF, there are no bookmarks listed. I tried printing out the code that shows from my input -- all done via Word's message boxes -- but it's all "invisible.

    Argh!
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    I have heard [or more accurately, been told]that if I want to enter a filed and have it repeat, I use a 'Ref' -- but I'll be darned if I can grok this!

    "All" I want to do is have a field in my page one header that then shows up in all the headers in the document. The first page header is different, but not totally, so how can I have the part that is the same then show up in the header for all the following pages?

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    Chuck Billow
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    Chuck,

    You can't have a cross-reference (REF) to anything in a Header. Headers are not on any "page" in Word and cross-references require that the subject be on a page. If your information is in the document body (not a header/footer or text box), a cross-reference to it will work.

    The ASK field does not create a bookmark until the field is triggered.

    You may want to look at the ASK and FILL-IN field tutorial on my site.

    See Greg Maxey's page on repeating data.
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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    As for showing someone online what a field looks like, try using Graham Mayor and Paul Edstein's code.
    http://www.gmayor.com/export_field.htm
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    If the ASK field has been triggered (i.e. the little dialog box displays asking the "ask" question), the bookmark should be displayed when you create a REF field. This should be true even if you are creating the REF field in a header. Form fields don't work well in headers/footers, but I typically have OK results with a REF field in a header referring to a bookmark. StyleRef fields are a good alternative in headers.

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    What I meant about not being able to use a REF field to a bookmark in a header was that the bookmark can't be in a header or footer. You can use a REF field in a header or footer. Like Mr. Barrett, I prefer to use a STYLEREF field. They are fast and a character style attribute is much less fragile than is a bookmark.
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    Thanks Charles, I'll take a look at STYLEREF.

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    Ah... Thanks Charles.

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