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    Headers and Footers in a Protected Form (Word 2000)

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    Good day, all:

    I am in the process of making a form for my section to use. The form takes two pages and has a header in it. By trial and error, I found a way to use the "Ref" link to be able to fill in every instance where a particular field occurs. One of those areas is the header. When I protect the form and test it, nothing changes in the header. I can't even access it. What am I doing wrong?

    I just discovered this "Links and References" stuff this week (guess I've graduated from a beginner to an intermediate user) and know nothing about writing macros (though I do understand what they do). If I can avoid writing a macro right now, that would be wonderful.

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    Re: Headers and Footers in a Protected Form (Word 2000)

    Does switching from Normal to Print Layout View or vice-versa cause the headers to get updated? I seem to remember that switching causes an update. If that works, you can just record a macro to do the same thing, no need to write it.

    I think that Links and References is advanced and writing macros is intermediate; so you've stolen third base! Good luck! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Headers and Footers in a Protected Form (Word 2000)

    Hi,

    One of the attributes of a protected form is loss of access to the headers and footers. The REF field in the header should update when you print the file (and also when you reopen it after closing it).

    If that doesn't work, a macro could be used, but this should not be needed. For more about forms follow the links at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms> Word Web Resources - Forms</A> (addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm) especially Dian Chapman's series of articles.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Re: Headers and Footers in a Protected Form (Word 2000)

    Thank you very much, Charles. Yours and Sammy's tips were extremely helpful. Now, on to the next challenge! <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>.

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