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    Text Form Fields (Word 2003)

    I have a Word form. Near the top I have a Text Form Field (Text1) where I enter a specific date -- not the current date. Is there a way to create another Text Form Field (Text12) near the bottom of the page/form that will automatically populate with the same data as Text1?

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    Re: Text Form Fields (Word 2003)

    Do you want the user to be able to edit the bottom text form field after it has been populated?

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    Re: Text Form Fields (Word 2003)

    No. Just have Text12 reflect whatever is entered in Text1. If I want Text12 to change, I'll edit Text1.

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    Craig.

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    Re: Text Form Fields (Word 2003)

    You don't really need a text form field for that.

    First, double click Text1 (while the document is unprotected) and tick the check box "Calculate on exit".
    Then click where you want the copy.
    Press Ctrl+F9 to inset field brackets { } (don't type them yourself).
    Enter Text1 between the brackets.
    Press F9 to hide the field codes.

    When you protect the document and enter something in Text1, the text will be copied to the field at the bottom as soon as you tab out of Text1.

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    Re: Text Form Fields (Word 2003)

    Hans:

    Thank you so much. I've never before entered manual codes, but I can see the possibilities when using form fields.

    Craig.

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