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    Form Field & Bookmark (Office Pro 2003)

    I have a template that has two bits of information that should appear at the top of every page, Case Name, File No. What do I have to do on the first page to make this information appear on the other pages without typing it in manually on every page? <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>

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    Re: Form Field & Bookmark (Office Pro 2003)

    Hi Jan:
    1. If you simply type it into the Header (View/Header-Footer), it will appear on every page.
    2. If it exists in the document & is bookmarked (e.g. bmk1), simply put a REF field in the header for each piece of info. e.g. {REF bmk1} & {REF bmk2}, where the curly brackets are inserted by pressing Ctrl+F9, not typed & bmk1 & bmk2 are bookmark names.
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    Re: Form Field & Bookmark (Office Pro 2003)

    Phil: The needed info is in the document and I have tried till I'm ready to pull my hair out to figure out how to do the bookmarks and field codes. I have attached the template so you can see what I have tried. Please set this up correctly so I have something to go by in the future. <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Form Field & Bookmark (Office Pro 2003)

    Jan:
    Your REF fields didn't work because you didn't have bookmarks with text in the document. For this type of document, I would make a form template. You can put formfields wherever you want the user to fill in information. You would protect the document for forms so that the user would only type information where they were supposed to.

    I've done this partially in the attached. You would need to unprotect it & place formfields where they belong. You will notice that I put formfields in your first 1 row table. Then I went to Tools/Page Setup.../Layout/Different first page header. I left the first page header blank & put your table with its REF feilds in the regular header. That way it will repeat on each page AFTER it's filled out on the first page.

    I put in a continuous section break after the Case Name etc., & only protected the first section. However, you can change this by deleting the section break & protecting the whole template. I've also given the first two form fields the bookmark name to match your REF fields. If you double click the formfield (while it's unprotected), you'll see that it's set to "Calculate on exit". This will mean that your REF fields will update almost immediately after the user tabs out of the form field.
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    Re: Form Field & Bookmark (Office Pro 2003)

    Phil: Thank you so much. I have never thought about creating a header and then using a section break. Very slick.

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