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    Form - Allow field to grow (2000)

    I am trying to develope the attached form. The verbiage in the Note field can be lenthy. How should I best address this field so that it can grow based on the documentation without losing the integrity of the form?
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    Re: Form - Allow field to grow (2000)

    Are you trying to produce a Word Version or an Acrobat Version?

    What is your definition of integrity - Do you want the row height to remain as shown or grow happily when the user types too much into a cell? Do you want the user to put a note in a refer out to another page if the Note can't fit within its row height?
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    Re: Form - Allow field to grow (2000)

    I don't have Acrobat other than being able to read an Acrobat docuemnt. So, I'm stuck with Word. The row can grow happily as the documentation grows. I don't know whether to develop this document with one row or several rows. However, if I develop with one row when the form is locked the user won't be able to add additional rows as needed without coming back to me.

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    Re: Form - Allow field to grow (2000)

    Hi,

    I'd suggest implementing the form in Excel, instead of Word, and setting the format of the 'Note' cells to 'wrap'. Using Excel also allows you to impose a measure of validation on the inputs.

    The attached file is a basic implementation of this. The validation data are in columns F:I and rows 1:3287, which I've left unhidden. For real-world use, you'd probably want to hide columns F:I and rows 41:3287 and protect the sheet.

    Cheers
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    Paul Edstein
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