Okay, I give up. I've been mucking about with this little project of mine for several hours now and I'm starting to get bleary eyed, and tired; so, here goes......
I'm working on a search warrant form I intend to save as a template when completed. In this template I'd like to have various fields, for names, addresses, evidence to search for, etc. Some of these fields are repeated in the search document/warrant itself. What I'd like to do is have the user prompted for the required information and, as it is entered, have that information copied/repeated in the other applicable parts of the form. I've been messing with FILLIN, ASK, and REF fields but to no avail.
When I get a field set up, say the field that will contain the list of evidence for which an Officer needs to search, the cursor stays on that field even after the information has been entered. That is to say, I cannot tab to another field to enter other information. I can unprotect the form and then re-protect it, which results in the old field entries being erased but I still cannot go to succeeding fields once I've answered the prompt.
While I'm on the subject, is there a way for a user to be prompted for the required field entry info as they reach that particular field when filling out the form? I may have found the answer to this particular question by using the "d" switch in the ASK field BUT the field shows an error message until an entry is made in that particular field, then it shows the entry. The error message I receive, BTW, is that the source of the information is unknown.
I've also tried entering an expression in the subsequent (repeated) fields showing that the data in the subsequent field is equal to the data entered earlier in the first instance of the field but that did not work.
I'm sure the answer to this question is simple. I just cannot imagine my having stumbled on a problem of first impression here. The on-line Help files are a bit helpful, at least as far as syntax, but for general use & application it just does not get the job done. So, any help will be greatly appreciated.
Also, I've attached a copy of the warrant file for your reference if needed.
Steve D. Gardella