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    Drop Down Field Printing Arrow & Borders (2002 SP 3)

    The "Drop Down" form field arrow and field borders are printing. Can someone please tell me how to disable this "feature"?

    I'm guessing it must be a switch or check box somewhere, but after hours of looking I can't find it.

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    deb <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Drop Down Field Printing Arrow & Borders (2002

    Which toolbar did you get your objects from? The Control Toolbox would give you ActiveX objects that behave like this.

    Were you looking for the objects from the Forms toolbar instead?

    You may need to attach a sample document so we can see what it is you have placed in your document.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Drop Down Field Printing Arrow & Borders (2002

    Thank you for your reply, Andrew.

    I used the standard "Forms" toolbar and selected "Drop Down Form Field" from it. I get the same results starting Word with the " /a" switch so I don't *think* it's something I've customized.

    I've attached a sample.

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    Re: Drop Down Field Printing Arrow & Borders (2002

    When I do a print preview of your document (after protecting it for forms), the dropdown arrow is displayed, but it is not printed on paper...

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    Re: Drop Down Field Printing Arrow & Borders (2002

    Well, Hans, do I feel stupid.

    I only looked at the print preview. The thought of actually having it "hit" the paper totally escaped me. DUH!! <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    Is that the way Print Preview acts for everyone?

    I did forget to protect it before attaching the sample...and, yes, it actually prints fine.

    Thank you so much. I've spent hours and hours trying to figure this out!

    deb

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    Re: Drop Down Field Printing Arrow & Borders (2002

    It's one of those situations in which Print Preview is not "what you see is what you get".

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    Re: Drop Down Field Printing Arrow & Borders (2002

    A lesson very well learned!

    Many thanks,
    deb

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