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    Formatted Fields in Word 2007

    I would like to create a template to be used as a form that has a simple 2 X 8 table. In some of the right column table cells, I would like a format for Date "DD/MM/YYYY" and one other a format for Social Security Nr. "###-##-####". The user of the form would tab to each of these cells and simply enter numbers and the resulting displayed number would have the formatting applied.

    I have looked and researched for a simple way to do this but have not been successful. I can do it in EXCEL but my users have Word and are not used to EXCEL. I am somewhat familiar with the Developer tab and what it has to offer, but I am not a VBA coder and don't want to go to all that trouble.

    Is there a simple way to do this in Word 2007?

    Thanks for your help!

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    I've been looking at Field Codes and how to enter them. Would the "Fill-In" field be the right one to use? Can I use a number switch with this code to format the date or SSN? If not which one should I use?

    Thanks!

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    Yes, you could use a FILLIN field with the appropriate date switch for the date and numeric picture switch for the SSN.
    The date switch would be input as: \@ "DD/MM/YYYY"
    The SSN switch would be input as: \# "000'-'00'-'0000"
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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    Thanks for the reply and info. I'll give that a try today.

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