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    simultaneous entries (2003)

    Here's a challenge! I've never seen this done. I'd like to type information into a row in a table, and have the same information being entered in a pre-destined place elsewhere in the document. I guess bypasses copy/paste. And retains a link, ideally mutual, so if I type in one place or the other, both are updated. It's a to-do sheet, with all the tasks sorted into compartments in the rest of the document.

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    Re: simultaneous entries (2003)

    The easiest way to do this is to insert text form fields (from the Forms toolbar) in the places (table cells) where you want the user to be able to enter text. Double click a form field and specify a bookmark name for it, and tick the Calculate on Exit check box.

    In the place where you want to refer to the text, press Ctrl+F9 to insert field braces { } and type the bookmark name between the braces, then press F9 to hide the field code and update the field.

    Finally, protect the document for forms (using the Lock button on the Forms toolbar). If necessary, you can protect only specific sections of the document using Tools | Protect Document...

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    Re: simultaneous entries (2003)

    Very cool. I will test this out later. In the meantime, I was bookmarking the archived list and created cross-references for the to-do part at the top - backwards but a stab!

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    Re: simultaneous entries (2003)

    I don't think Word has any features that would offer a two-way link. Word's REF and STYLEREF fields can copy from one place to another, but overtyping the results of one of those fields either would replace the field, thereby breaking the one-way link, or would be discarded the next time the field was updated.

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