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Old March 23rd 09, 04:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default How? fix the size of a box in table so it doesn't move with text

I am trying to make a report form as a table with boxes to be typed in that
do not change size with text added, but only allow a certain amount of text?
Is there a way to do this? I have Word 2003
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Old March 23rd 09, 07:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Yes. Insert Form Fields into the table cells. Right-click the FF and select
Properties. Here you can control the input, type and maximum characters. To
test the FF doesn't exceed the cell, fill it will 8888s and see how many
characters it will fit.

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"Fairways School" Fairways wrote in
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I am trying to make a report form as a table with boxes to be typed in
that
do not change size with text added, but only allow a certain amount of
text?
Is there a way to do this? I have Word 2003


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Old March 23rd 09, 09:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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This won't prevent users from pressing Enter and increasing the depth of the
cell, though. To do that, you can either code the Enter key to behave like
Tab (requires a macro) or just set an exact height on the row, which
doesn't prevent excess content but does prevent distortion.

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Yes. Insert Form Fields into the table cells. Right-click the FF and
select Properties. Here you can control the input, type and maximum
characters. To test the FF doesn't exceed the cell, fill it will 8888s and
see how many characters it will fit.

--
Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP

"Fairways School" Fairways wrote in
message ...
I am trying to make a report form as a table with boxes to be typed in
that
do not change size with text added, but only allow a certain amount of
text?
Is there a way to do this? I have Word 2003




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Old March 23rd 09, 09:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Doug Robbins - Word MVP on news.microsoft.com
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If you do want to Code the ENTER Key to Move to Next Field in a Protected
Form, see:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211219

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I am trying to make a report form as a table with boxes to be typed in that
do not change size with text added, but only allow a certain amount of
text?
Is there a way to do this? I have Word 2003



 




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