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    Word Forms help

    Is there a way to increase the number of entries allowed in
    a drop down box when you have a drop down box in a form? I think the default is 25.
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    Re: Word Forms help

    Hi Tom.
    I am going to move this thread to the Word forum.

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    Re: Word Forms help

    Eh?

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    Re: Word Forms help

    This message was initially posted on the General Office Solutions board. It was moved to the Word Board.

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    Re: Word Forms help

    Ah!

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    Re: Word Forms help

    Hi Tom,

    The 25 limit sounds familiar. That limit is probably a good thing, as trying to scroll down a longer list can get trying.

    The simplest alternative to implement is, if possible, to break down the list into subcategories and have a separate dropdown for each sublist.

    Higher up on the complication scale, but potentially more elegant, is to have a userform (custom-built dialog box) rather than a form. With a userform you could, for instance, have option buttons representing the names of the different subcategories; whichever option button is selected, its associated sublist could be displayed in the drop down.

    Gary

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    Re: Word Forms help

    Or else have a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/archtemplate.asp?v6-n09>Woody's solution</A>
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    Re: Word Forms help

    Gary, thanks but i'm not at the user form level yet. I
    think I am going to try Geoff W's solution.

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    Re: Word Forms help

    Geoff, thanks i followed the link and copied the solution
    from Woody's Watch. I think it will solve my problem.

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