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    Star Lounger
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    Feb 2003
    Annapolis, Maryland, USA
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    Designing forms (2003/SP2)

    I'm making my first form using Word, and it's gone quite nicely except that when a user enters text into a text field, he can hit the enter key to add a hard return and disrupt the format of the rest of the form. I read in a somewhat related post that end user education is a good approach, but that's not going to work with Norman, and possibly a few others. I've tried converting to PDF using CIB PDF, as suggested in another post, but no luck with that, either.

    Michael Coleman
    BOMI International

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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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    Re: Designing forms (2003/SP2)

    Where end user education doesn't work then you can place the form fields into table cells and set the table row height to an 'exactly' value. This will allow the user to type into the field but the text will be hidden from view by the constrained row height.

    Naturally, you should expect complaints from Norman but at least then you get a chance to reinforce the user education.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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