macros on word forms

Subject: macros on word forms
From: "Sharon Russell" <srussell -at- softtracks -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 06:57:53 -0800

I am working on developing an electronic form that our developers can use to
record settings for specific servers. This customized form can then be sent
out with our generic documentation and used to set up a new system. Since
some settings need to be entered in several different procedures, and since
the form is electronic, I wanted the form to automatically fill in a repeat
setting the first time it is entered into the form. (The field contents are
not numeric.) I've determined that Word will be the most convenient tool for
the developers to access, but am having trouble getting the form to grab the
contents from one field and copy it into another field. (I'm using Word 2000
on a windows environment).

I use the forms toolbar to enter text fields and then try to create a macro
that will check the contents of one field and copy it into another field.
But Word doesn't recognize the form field as an object so I can't reference
it. If I use the VB toolbar and enter fields, I can reference them as
objects and create the macro, but then I can't lock the form and it always
opens in design mode.

I've checked the archives and the Microsoft site, and I have consulted with
a couple VB programmers, but can't figure this out.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Sharon Russell
srussell -at- softtracks -dot- com

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