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Old October 14th 05, 05:09 PM
Montanagrizfans
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Default When filling in a form I Created, why does my other text move?

When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move the text to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue how to word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an application
with NO tables of any sort.
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Old October 14th 05, 06:32 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Users generally find it expedient to put form fields into a (borderless)
table and set exact row height and preferred column width for the cells
containing form fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move the text

to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue how to

word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an

application
with NO tables of any sort.


  #3  
Old October 14th 05, 07:57 PM
Montanagrizfans
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Hi Suzanne: Thank you so much for your quick reply!

To make myself clear, what you're telling me is --The only way to avoid the
text moving is to have a "borderless" table? I guess I was hoping you didn't
have to do that because the original application I was trying to manipulate
is in size 7 font and 3 pages - creating a table and redoing the app wasn't
something time permitting. However, I do appreciate your time! Thanks &
Have a great day :-) Janie

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Users generally find it expedient to put form fields into a (borderless)
table and set exact row height and preferred column width for the cells
containing form fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move the text

to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue how to

word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an

application
with NO tables of any sort.



  #4  
Old October 14th 05, 10:09 PM
Charles Kenyon
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You can insert borderless Frames to hold your fields and restrict their
size, I believe. There is a button for frames on the Forms toolbar.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." For more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
Hi Suzanne: Thank you so much for your quick reply!

To make myself clear, what you're telling me is --The only way to avoid
the
text moving is to have a "borderless" table? I guess I was hoping you
didn't
have to do that because the original application I was trying to
manipulate
is in size 7 font and 3 pages - creating a table and redoing the app
wasn't
something time permitting. However, I do appreciate your time! Thanks &
Have a great day :-) Janie

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Users generally find it expedient to put form fields into a (borderless)
table and set exact row height and preferred column width for the cells
containing form fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move the
text

to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue how to

word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an

application
with NO tables of any sort.





  #5  
Old October 15th 05, 12:27 AM
Montanagrizfans
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Thank you very much for your help. - I truly appreciate all of the
links/information you've included. I really wish I would have learned about
this "Discussion Group" sooner. It would have saved me alot of time... which
is so hard to come by.
So, again...I thank both of you....Charles Kenyon & Suzanne Barnhill - for
your quick & insightful replies.
Janie

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

You can insert borderless Frames to hold your fields and restrict their
size, I believe. There is a button for frames on the Forms toolbar.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." For more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
Hi Suzanne: Thank you so much for your quick reply!

To make myself clear, what you're telling me is --The only way to avoid
the
text moving is to have a "borderless" table? I guess I was hoping you
didn't
have to do that because the original application I was trying to
manipulate
is in size 7 font and 3 pages - creating a table and redoing the app
wasn't
something time permitting. However, I do appreciate your time! Thanks &
Have a great day :-) Janie

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Users generally find it expedient to put form fields into a (borderless)
table and set exact row height and preferred column width for the cells
containing form fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move the
text
to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue how to
word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an
application
with NO tables of any sort.





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Old November 15th 05, 07:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default When filling in a form I Created, why does my other text move?(NEW

Hi - I have the same question you had here - did any of these solutions work
for you? I am creating a form in word with using fields for user to tab
through and enter information - when they fill in the first field, it
automatically moves the next field/text on the same line to either to the
right, making it out of line, or to the next row. I need for the data
fields/text entry to remain static. Is this the same thing you tried to do?
Any assistance in trying to understand some of the responses would be so
appreciated - I am also in a time crunch and have been working on this for
days! Thanks!!
Tami

"Montanagrizfans" wrote:

Thank you very much for your help. - I truly appreciate all of the
links/information you've included. I really wish I would have learned about
this "Discussion Group" sooner. It would have saved me alot of time... which
is so hard to come by.
So, again...I thank both of you....Charles Kenyon & Suzanne Barnhill - for
your quick & insightful replies.
Janie

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

You can insert borderless Frames to hold your fields and restrict their
size, I believe. There is a button for frames on the Forms toolbar.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." For more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
Hi Suzanne: Thank you so much for your quick reply!

To make myself clear, what you're telling me is --The only way to avoid
the
text moving is to have a "borderless" table? I guess I was hoping you
didn't
have to do that because the original application I was trying to
manipulate
is in size 7 font and 3 pages - creating a table and redoing the app
wasn't
something time permitting. However, I do appreciate your time! Thanks &
Have a great day :-) Janie

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Users generally find it expedient to put form fields into a (borderless)
table and set exact row height and preferred column width for the cells
containing form fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move the
text
to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue how to
word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an
application
with NO tables of any sort.





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Old November 15th 05, 07:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default When filling in a form I Created, why does my other text move?(NEW

Try the suggestions. They work. Either a fixed-sized table cells or frames
will limit the area in which information can be entered and keep it from
moving you.
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.
"Tami" wrote in message
...
Hi - I have the same question you had here - did any of these solutions
work
for you? I am creating a form in word with using fields for user to tab
through and enter information - when they fill in the first field, it
automatically moves the next field/text on the same line to either to the
right, making it out of line, or to the next row. I need for the data
fields/text entry to remain static. Is this the same thing you tried to
do?
Any assistance in trying to understand some of the responses would be so
appreciated - I am also in a time crunch and have been working on this for
days! Thanks!!
Tami

"Montanagrizfans" wrote:

Thank you very much for your help. - I truly appreciate all of the
links/information you've included. I really wish I would have learned
about
this "Discussion Group" sooner. It would have saved me alot of time...
which
is so hard to come by.
So, again...I thank both of you....Charles Kenyon & Suzanne Barnhill -
for
your quick & insightful replies.
Janie

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

You can insert borderless Frames to hold your fields and restrict their
size, I believe. There is a button for frames on the Forms toolbar.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." For
more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially
Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
Hi Suzanne: Thank you so much for your quick reply!

To make myself clear, what you're telling me is --The only way to
avoid
the
text moving is to have a "borderless" table? I guess I was hoping you
didn't
have to do that because the original application I was trying to
manipulate
is in size 7 font and 3 pages - creating a table and redoing the app
wasn't
something time permitting. However, I do appreciate your time!
Thanks &
Have a great day :-) Janie

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Users generally find it expedient to put form fields into a
(borderless)
table and set exact row height and preferred column width for the
cells
containing form fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote
in
message ...
When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move
the
text
to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue
how to
word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an
application
with NO tables of any sort.







  #8  
Old November 22nd 05, 05:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default When filling in a form I Created, why does my other text move?

I am not sure if I had responded, as I was so excited once I went to this
link - what great information! Thanks for the info. BTW - the best way that
I found to do it is to insert a table (as mentioned previously), with no
border and insert my fields there.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

Try the suggestions. They work. Either a fixed-sized table cells or frames
will limit the area in which information can be entered and keep it from
moving you.
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.
"Tami" wrote in message
...
Hi - I have the same question you had here - did any of these solutions
work
for you? I am creating a form in word with using fields for user to tab
through and enter information - when they fill in the first field, it
automatically moves the next field/text on the same line to either to the
right, making it out of line, or to the next row. I need for the data
fields/text entry to remain static. Is this the same thing you tried to
do?
Any assistance in trying to understand some of the responses would be so
appreciated - I am also in a time crunch and have been working on this for
days! Thanks!!
Tami

"Montanagrizfans" wrote:

Thank you very much for your help. - I truly appreciate all of the
links/information you've included. I really wish I would have learned
about
this "Discussion Group" sooner. It would have saved me alot of time...
which
is so hard to come by.
So, again...I thank both of you....Charles Kenyon & Suzanne Barnhill -
for
your quick & insightful replies.
Janie

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

You can insert borderless Frames to hold your fields and restrict their
size, I believe. There is a button for frames on the Forms toolbar.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." For
more
about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially
Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote in
message ...
Hi Suzanne: Thank you so much for your quick reply!

To make myself clear, what you're telling me is --The only way to
avoid
the
text moving is to have a "borderless" table? I guess I was hoping you
didn't
have to do that because the original application I was trying to
manipulate
is in size 7 font and 3 pages - creating a table and redoing the app
wasn't
something time permitting. However, I do appreciate your time!
Thanks &
Have a great day :-) Janie

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Users generally find it expedient to put form fields into a
(borderless)
table and set exact row height and preferred column width for the
cells
containing form fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Montanagrizfans" wrote
in
message ...
When I enter too many characters in the form field, it will move
the
text
to
the next line. I need it to be stationary. I don't have a clue
how to
word
this correctly, so hopefully that makes sense. This form is an
application
with NO tables of any sort.








 




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