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    Understanding Word Forms (97SR2)

    I have quite a quandry on my hands, perhaps one of our resident experts can help.

    I have a word document which uses check boxes as form objects. From what I understand, the only way to make these objects 'once-clickable' (i.e. one click on the check box checks or unchecks it) is to protect the document. I further understand that I may add 'section breaks' to protect certain portions of the form. I'd like a different option to make my checkboxes 'once-clickable' without having to worry about section breaks.

    The brilliant author of this particular form has placed check boxes along-side areas within which the user must enter text. (see attachment) I'm looking for open suggestions on how to simplify this form...

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    Re: Understanding Word Forms (97SR2)

    One solution is to add two more form fields (text boxes) where you want users to enter comments.
    Then when you protect the doc these will still be accessible.

    If you want to do any validation, ie. check that either yes or no was selected but not both, or that a comment was only put in if yes was ticked, you would need a macro that would generate the "macros present" warning.

    Perhaps if you changed the checkboxes to drop down lists, (combo boxes) you could force users to make only one choice.
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    Re: Understanding Word Forms (97SR2)

    You might want to consider using PDF files instead.
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    Re: Understanding Word Forms (97SR2)

    Would FORMTEXT boxes work for the typed text?
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    Re: Understanding Word Forms (97SR2)

    One more option you might look into is using the ActiveX controls on the Visual Basic Toolbar.
    Click Design Mode and drop a few controls like check boxes and text boxes on the document.

    There are some problems with this technique too, but you never know, it just might be what
    you need. I still think PDF files are a better way to go.
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