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Old April 25th 07, 11:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Allison
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Posts: 38
Default Form fields and copy paste

I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to another location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original form field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison
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Old April 26th 07, 10:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
macropod
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Default Form fields and copy paste

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on exit' and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message ...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to another location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original form field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison


  #3  
Old April 26th 07, 02:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Allison
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 38
Default Form fields and copy paste

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref field as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings document that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field, it does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields that it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks again for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on exit' and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message ...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to another location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original form field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison



  #4  
Old April 26th 07, 02:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Allison
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 38
Default Form fields and copy paste

Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref codes in
footers?
Thanks again.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Allison" wrote:

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref field as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings document that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field, it does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields that it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks again for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on exit' and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message ...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to another location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original form field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison



  #5  
Old April 26th 07, 03:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Posts: 33,626
Default Form fields and copy paste

REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update
automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref codes in
footers?
Thanks again.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Allison" wrote:

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref field

as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings document

that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field, it

does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields that

it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks again

for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on exit'

and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the

formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message

...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in

order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to another

location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original form

field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref

fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison



  #6  
Old April 26th 07, 03:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Allison
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 38
Default Form fields and copy paste

Suzanne:

thanks so much. I will definitely try this and I am glad to be introduced
to the StyleRef field.

I still can't get data that I copy and paste into a text form field with the
calculate on exit box checked to repeat to the ref field. When I type text
in it works beautifully, so I think I have it all set up correctly. I really
need the function of copying text into a field on a protected form repeat to
other fields. Any tricks here?

Thanks again. Allison
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update
automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref codes in
footers?
Thanks again.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Allison" wrote:

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref field

as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings document

that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field, it

does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields that

it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks again

for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on exit'

and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the

formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message

...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in

order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to another

location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original form

field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref

fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison




  #7  
Old April 26th 07, 06:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33,626
Default Form fields and copy paste

If you paste text in and then tab out of the form field, it still doesn't
update?

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Suzanne:

thanks so much. I will definitely try this and I am glad to be introduced
to the StyleRef field.

I still can't get data that I copy and paste into a text form field with

the
calculate on exit box checked to repeat to the ref field. When I type

text
in it works beautifully, so I think I have it all set up correctly. I

really
need the function of copying text into a field on a protected form repeat

to
other fields. Any tricks here?

Thanks again. Allison
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update
automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref codes

in
footers?
Thanks again.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Allison" wrote:

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref

field
as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from

attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings

document
that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field,

it
does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields

that
it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks

again
for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on

exit'
and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the

formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message

...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in

order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to

another
location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original

form
field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref

fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison





  #8  
Old April 26th 07, 07:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Allison
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 38
Default Form fields and copy paste

I am an idiot! I wasn't tabbing to get to the next field. I was just
pasting and then looking to the next field, and when I didn't see it
change...oh well....thanks for hanging in there with me! I am on a roll now.
You are a GENIUS!
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If you paste text in and then tab out of the form field, it still doesn't
update?

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Suzanne:

thanks so much. I will definitely try this and I am glad to be introduced
to the StyleRef field.

I still can't get data that I copy and paste into a text form field with

the
calculate on exit box checked to repeat to the ref field. When I type

text
in it works beautifully, so I think I have it all set up correctly. I

really
need the function of copying text into a field on a protected form repeat

to
other fields. Any tricks here?

Thanks again. Allison
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update
automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref codes

in
footers?
Thanks again.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Allison" wrote:

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref

field
as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from

attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings

document
that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field,

it
does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields

that
it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks

again
for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on

exit'
and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the
formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message
...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in
order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to

another
location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original

form
field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref
fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison






  #9  
Old April 26th 07, 09:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33,626
Default Form fields and copy paste

Now if you can just make sure that your users actually tab rather than just
using the mouse to click on another field...

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
I am an idiot! I wasn't tabbing to get to the next field. I was just
pasting and then looking to the next field, and when I didn't see it
change...oh well....thanks for hanging in there with me! I am on a roll

now.
You are a GENIUS!
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If you paste text in and then tab out of the form field, it still

doesn't
update?

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Suzanne:

thanks so much. I will definitely try this and I am glad to be

introduced
to the StyleRef field.

I still can't get data that I copy and paste into a text form field

with
the
calculate on exit box checked to repeat to the ref field. When I type

text
in it works beautifully, so I think I have it all set up correctly. I

really
need the function of copying text into a field on a protected form

repeat
to
other fields. Any tricks here?

Thanks again. Allison
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update
automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref

codes
in
footers?
Thanks again.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Allison" wrote:

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the

ref
field
as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these

legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from

attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings

document
that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the

field,
it
does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref

fields
that
it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this!

Thanks
again
for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on

exit'
and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit

the
formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message
...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref

fields in
order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to

another
location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the

original
form
field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate

ref
fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison







  #10  
Old April 27th 07, 02:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Allison
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 38
Default Form fields and copy paste

Well, I will make sure that we take their mice away....HAHAHAHA

Just kidding. Thanks for another gem of advice.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Now if you can just make sure that your users actually tab rather than just
using the mouse to click on another field...

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
I am an idiot! I wasn't tabbing to get to the next field. I was just
pasting and then looking to the next field, and when I didn't see it
change...oh well....thanks for hanging in there with me! I am on a roll

now.
You are a GENIUS!
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If you paste text in and then tab out of the form field, it still

doesn't
update?

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Suzanne:

thanks so much. I will definitely try this and I am glad to be

introduced
to the StyleRef field.

I still can't get data that I copy and paste into a text form field

with
the
calculate on exit box checked to repeat to the ref field. When I type
text
in it works beautifully, so I think I have it all set up correctly. I
really
need the function of copying text into a field on a protected form

repeat
to
other fields. Any tricks here?

Thanks again. Allison
--
Thanks, Allison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update
automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

--
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.

"Allison" wrote in message
...
Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref

codes
in
footers?
Thanks again.
--
Thanks, Allison


"Allison" wrote:

thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the

ref
field
as
I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these

legal
secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from
attorney's
notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings
document
that
they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the

field,
it
does
not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref

fields
that
it
needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this!

Thanks
again
for
your help!
--
Thanks, Allison


"macropod" wrote:

Hi Allison,

Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on
exit'
and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields
pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit

the
formfield.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------

"Allison" wrote in message
...
I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref

fields in
order to
automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to
another
location
in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the

original
form
field
(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate

ref
fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!
--
Thanks, Allison








 




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