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    Checkbox and tickbox fieldcode and autotext entry (Word 2002 /XP SP3)

    Hello

    I have the following autotext entries for the interactive checkbox and tickbox.

    for the tickbox: (see screen capture)
    the autotext entry is tick, press enter
    and inserts { MACROBUTTON UntickIt }

    for the checkbox: (see screen capture)
    the autotext entry is check, press enter
    and inserts { MACROBUTTON UncheckIt }

    the checkboxes are a toggle, so when you double-click it clears and turns it back on again.

    The tickbox works on mine and anothers pc.
    However the checkbox doesn't work on anothers pc.

    All looks OK to me? Is it perhaps a Word options setting? any ideas?

    many thanks
    diana
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    Re: Checkbox and tickbox fieldcode and autotext entry (Word 2002 /XP SP3)

    Where have you stored these AutoText entries? In Normal.dot, or in a custom template?
    In what sense does the check box not work on the other PC? Doesn't the AutoText entry appear, or is the check box non-functional?

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    Re: Checkbox and tickbox fieldcode and autotext entry (Word 2002 /XP SP3)

    Hans

    They are stored in a global custom template - both autotext entries are stored in the same template file.

    When the user types in "check" and presses enter, the result is the text "check" remains and no autotext entry is entered.

    I goto the menu Insert, Autotext, Autotext and "Checked Box" is listed as an autotext entry. On the users pc when I manually insert the autotext entry checkbox, the result is just the fieldcode out line is inserted (ie just grey shading of the size of the checkbox.) If I double click on this, again nothing happens, it doesnt turn on/off the checkbox.(non functional)

    The checkbox is functional on my pc, but not functional on anothers pc.

    diana

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    Re: Checkbox and tickbox fieldcode and autotext entry (Word 2002 /XP SP3)

    I would try to find out whether this user has autotext entries in his/her Normal.dot or in other global templates that conflict with "your" check box autotext entry.

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    Re: Checkbox and tickbox fieldcode and autotext entry (Word 2002 /XP SP3)

    OK ta will do check into conflicting autotext entries.

    many thanks Hans
    diana

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