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    ASK/REF Field Problems

    Office 2000/Windows98

    I designed a template that uses ASK fields and an AUTONEW macro to pop-up boxes that the user enters information in.

    The problem shows up after all the information has been entered and the document is displayed. If the user tries to correct or change any info in those fields Word very politely lets changes be made, but when you try to print it or save it--presto chango--the field reverts to what was there before changes.

    If you save the document immediately and then open it again, you can make changes and they stay changed. Kind of weird. Any ideas.

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    Re: ASK/REF Field Problems

    I'm not using Word 2000 here, so this is just an idea. Does it help to save the document after the fields have been filled in? Or even to update all fields, or go into print preview and back? How do people go about making changes to the fields? By right click and update field, or some other way?

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    Re: ASK/REF Field Problems

    Hi Jeanne,

    It sounds as if your users are trying to change the REF fields rather than what is in the bookmarks. You may want to download and explore the following tutorials:
    ASK field tutorial and UserForm tutorial at
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/download/index.htm#Tutorials>my Word download page</A> (www.addbalance.com/word/download/)

    Other sample forms using form fields:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/defense/SPD/paymentV.zip>Payment Voucher Showing Time Worked and Expenses - Wisconsin Public Defender</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/defense/SPD/spd_exp.zip>Request for Permission to Hire Expert / Investigator - Wisconsin State Public Defender</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/defense/SPD/transreq.zip>Request for Transcript - Wisconsin Public Defender</A> (tab order varied)
    (These are simply forms that work. At least one has an unprotected section.)
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    You may want to include a toolbar that let's your users update the bookmarks or consider putting the responses into document properties. Hope this helps.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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