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    Fill in form field based on another field (2003)

    I know I've seen this somewhere, but I can't find the answer now when I need it. I have a user who is developing a form with text fields. She wants to have the text fields repeated in the document. For example, on page one, she has a field for the customer's name. She fills in the field with the customer's name and she wants that same field with the customer's name to show on page two (like mirroring the first field). She actually may want that same field to repeat in 3 or 4 places throughout the document.

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    Re: Fill in form field based on another field (2003)

    First, double click one of the text form fields (protection must be off).
    Make sure that the check box "Calculate on exit" is ticked.
    Make note of the bookmark name for the form field (you can set it to a more descriptive name if you wish).
    Go to a place in the document where you want to refer to the text form field.
    Press Ctrl+F9 to insert field brackets { } (don't type the brackets yourself).
    Enter the name of the bookmark between the brackets, e.g. { LastName }
    Press F9 to hide the field code and update the field. It'll disappear for now, if the form field is blank. This is nothing to worry about.
    Repeat for the other places where you want to refer to the text form field.
    Do the same for other text form fields as needed.
    Finally, protect the document for forms, and fill in one of the text form fields to test how it works.

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    Re: Fill in form field based on another field (2003)

    Wonderful! Thank you! I really need to study field codes more. Thanks much!

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