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    Form field formatting (Word 97)

    Hi all,

    I've created a simple form using the form functions in Word. I want to distribute this to various people around the organisation. It all works well except for a couple of niggles:

    1. Many of the people viewing these documents read them on screen. Word seems to automatically shade a free text form field in grey - how can we change this to white or remove shading completely? Daft thing is it prints out beautifully!

    2. I want to add a comment to a date field box, so that when the user goes to enter information in that field, the comment pops up. I added the comment from the insert menu, but the trouble is Word automatically shades the cell yellow and also inserts my user ID above the comment. Again is there a way of changing this formatting?

    Any help you can give me which would stop me pulling my hair out gratefully received!

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    Re: Form field formatting (Word 97)

    Many thanks.

    I suspected that was the case.

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    Re: Form field formatting (Word 97)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by HansV on 10-Oct-03 18:18. Correction of stupid mistake)</P>1. I originally wrote here: Form field shading can't be turned off, unlike general field shading. That is rubbish! The Forms toolbar has a button that toggles shading on/off. (Sorry about this. Thanks, Phil!)

    2. You can add two kinds of help text to a form field:
    - Double click the form field (while the document is unprotected)
    - Click "Add help text..."
    - You can specify text to be displayed in the status bar when the user enters the form field, and text to be displayed when the user presses F1 while in the form field. Both can be an AutoText entry or text you supply in the dialog itself. Note: the help texts will only be active if the document is protected for forms.

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    Re: Form field formatting (Word 97)

    Please see the revised version of my reply. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Form field formatting (Word 97)

    Many thanks again,

    It must be easy to overlook as I missed the button too and it was there all the time.
    It worked a treat and my colleagues are now happy!

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