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    Auto-move to the next field in a protected form (Word XP)

    I know someone is going to answer this in 2 seconds and make me feel like a complete idiot for not realizing it myself, but I've been searching for the answer for several hours and can't find what I'm looking for!

    I have a protected form in Word where users will enter their telephone number. So I limited the length of the area code field to 3 numbers and I would like to automatically move to the next field once the 3 digits have been entered by the user. I know it's a macro, but can't remember/figure out how it goes...

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    Re: Auto-move to the next field in a protected for

    I actually don't think that regular form fields can do this. You can attach a macro to the user's entering or exiting the field, but neither will fire based on what is typed in. Perhaps the textbox controls from the Controls toolbox (ActiveX controls) have the ability to "tab forward" once the field's maximum length has been reached?

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    Re: Auto-move to the next field in a protected for

    Interesting. I could have sworn it was a "click here" type of thing. Thanks for your thoughts!

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    Re: Auto-move to the next field in a protected for

    <hr>I could have sworn it was a "click here" type of thing.<hr>
    It is !! Just click in the next FormField... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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