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    Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    Good Evening to All,

    I have created Templates in Word 98 and 2000 using Fill-In and they have worked perfectly. In the previous versions, the two Fill-Ins in the header would pop up first , then the others in the document body would open which is what I want. With Word-Office 2003, the order in which they appear has changed. Now, it is the document body Fill-Ins pop up in the order desired then it goes to the header Fill-Ins.

    How can I get my "top-down" sequence back for the Fill-Ins?

    Thank You

    Jim

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    Re: Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    Hi

    I wonder if someone can please help. I want to create a document which has prompts for fill in at various different places. Can anyone please tell me how to do this. I've tried the online help but it doesn't help.

    Thanks

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    Re: Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    One possibility is to insert FillIn fields into the document, using Insert | Field

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    Re: Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    Hi Hans

    Many thanks for your prompt reply and for your suggestions. I have created a document and inserted some bookmarks. I have then inserted the Insert Field Ask prompt telling it to go the relevant bookmark. The Ask prompt appears as I am entering it. However, when I save the document as a template and then do a File New - the prompts do not work either automatically or using the F11 key. What am I doing wrong, and how can I get the prompts to run automatically when using the File New command?

    Ayshe

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    Re: Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    You'r doing nothing wrong - Ask and FillIn fields don't prompt again automatically after the first time. You can press F9 to update. You need a bit of VBA code to be prompted automatically:
    - Activate the Visual Basic Editor (Alt+F11).
    - Double click the ThisDocument node in the Project Explorer (the treeview on the left hand side).
    - Select Document from the Object dropdown in the upper left corner of the ThisDocument window that appears.
    - Make the code look like this:

    Private Sub Document_New()
    ActiveDocument.Fields.Update
    End Sub

    - Switch back to Word and save the document.
    - Make sure that Macro security is not set to High.
    - When you create a new document from the one you saved, the prompt will appear.

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    Re: Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    Hi Hans

    You are really amazing - the code allowed the prompts to aspear when I did a File New. However, once I type the information in the prompt box and click OK nothing happens, i.e the data does not go anywhere. I am using Word 2003 does this make a difference? I am also attaching the document which might help you understand what I've done.

    I really do appreciate all this help.
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    Re: Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    An Ask field only prompts for information, but doesn't display it anywhere. You can display the information as follows:
    - Click in the position where you want to display the information.
    - Select Insert | Field...
    - Select Ref in the list of field names.
    - A list of bookmarks will appear; select the bookmark associated with the Ask field.
    - Click OK.

    If you want the information to be displayed at the place where the prompt is, use a Fillin field instead of an Ask field. A Fillin field prompts for information AND displays it.

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    Re: Fill-In with Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    Hi Hans

    Ace - the Insert Field Fill In worked great. I had been looking up VBA code and had created something very simple which also worked as follows:

    Private Sub Document_New()
    Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="[Your Name Here]"
    With ActiveDocument.Bookmarks
    DefaultSorting = = wdSortByName
    ShowHidden = False
    End = With
    Selection.TypeText Text:=InputBox("[Your Prompt Here]")
    End Sub

    Many thanks for your help, it truly is very much appreciated.

    Ayshe

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