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    Form fields in Mac (W2000 / W97 / v5.1a)

    Hi,

    I have created a form in Word 2000 with dropdown form fields. The form has been distributed to a lot of different users with different machines.

    Some of the users run Macs, and the dropdown fields do not drop down. I have no Mac to check this out on.

    The user tells me that they have tried saving the file as Mac format, but this has not helped. They are running Word 97, if that makes a difference.

    Any cluse please?
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    Re: Form fields in Mac (W2000 / W97 / v5.1a)

    Word 98?

    Can the Mac users create a form with a dropdown field? Should be able to.
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    Re: Form fields in Mac (W2000 / W97 / v5.1a)

    Word 97. That's the people with PCs trying to save the template in Mac format. The Mac people are running v5.1a (according to the Help/About.

    Will it help me if the people on Macs can create a form with a dropdown field? I dodn't want to have to sit on the phone for 5 hours, talking through how the can recreate my form with 10 different dropdowns and up to 20 fields on each. Doesn't a "Save as Mac" preserve Word formatting?
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    Re: Form fields in Mac (W2000 / W97 / v5.1a)

    I was thinking that if they can create a drop-down field in Word 5.1a, then perhaps one of those documents, opened in Word 97, could be used as a source for the field codes.

    I think I have 5.1a on my Duo, I can check it out for myself, but not sure it can help you since with my docking station zapped I have no way to get anything off the Duo.
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