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Old September 20th 07, 08:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Munchichic
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Default Check box form field--choose yes OR no, not both!

Hi Everyone. I have created a form in which the check box form fields were
used to annotate either "yes" or "no" (Example: Yes □ No □). When
one of these check boxes is checked, I want the other one to not be allowed
to be checked. I just want either of the boxes allowed to be checked. I am
unable to determine how to do this. I've heard that there is a macro for this
but when I try to choose one, this message appears "The macros in this
project are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentation of the
host applicatio to determine how to enable macros." Obviously I've never used
a macro before and would prefer not to. How do I resolve this issue, and if I
need to use a macro, how do I enable that feature? Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks!
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Old September 20th 07, 08:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
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Default Check box form field--choose yes OR no, not both!

See http://word.mvps.org/faqs/tblsfldsfm...FmFldChbxs.htm. Add the
macro to the form template, via the Visual Basic Editor (see
http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm). Then attach the macro to the
form field, which can be done via the Check Box Form Field Options dialog
box; see http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customizat...nTheBlanks.htm (in
particular, see the links to articles by Dian Chapman).

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Munchichic" wrote in message
...
Hi Everyone. I have created a form in which the check box form fields were
used to annotate either "yes" or "no" (Example: Yes ? No ?). When
one of these check boxes is checked, I want the other one to not be
allowed
to be checked. I just want either of the boxes allowed to be checked. I am
unable to determine how to do this. I've heard that there is a macro for
this
but when I try to choose one, this message appears "The macros in this
project are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentation of
the
host applicatio to determine how to enable macros." Obviously I've never
used
a macro before and would prefer not to. How do I resolve this issue, and
if I
need to use a macro, how do I enable that feature? Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks!








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Old September 20th 07, 04:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Check box form field--choose yes OR no, not both!

Check boxes are intended to allow an either/or choice. In this case, your
choice is a simple Yes or No, so it would make much more sense to use a
single check box, with a label that is True or False and let users check the
box or not accordingly.

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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.

"Munchichic" wrote in message
...
Hi Everyone. I have created a form in which the check box form fields were
used to annotate either "yes" or "no" (Example: Yes □ No □). When
one of these check boxes is checked, I want the other one to not be

allowed
to be checked. I just want either of the boxes allowed to be checked. I am
unable to determine how to do this. I've heard that there is a macro for

this
but when I try to choose one, this message appears "The macros in this
project are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentation of

the
host applicatio to determine how to enable macros." Obviously I've never

used
a macro before and would prefer not to. How do I resolve this issue, and

if I
need to use a macro, how do I enable that feature? Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks!


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Old September 20th 07, 10:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Check box form field--choose yes OR no, not both!

What I mean is that you should have just one check box, not two. The single
check box means "true" (Yes) if it's checked and "false" (No) if it's not
checked. So instead of asking, say, "Do you wish to receive email about
product updates?" with Yes and No choices, have a single check box labeled
"I wish to receive email about product updates." Checking that box means
Yes.

--
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.

"Munchichic" wrote in message
...
Thank you very much for these replies. This would be the more simpler

option
for me, however, I do not know how to create this option you describe.

I've
read through the documentation suggested by the previous poster and

learned
how to create a macro that when "yes" is checked, it will jump over "no"
(bypassing it) and go to a specific field. This was very helpful, however,

it
still allows users to select BOTH "yes" and "no" options. How would I

choose
a label for True or False for the single check box option to NOT allow

users
to select BOTH answers, while still being able to use the macro to jump to
the next section is "yes" is checked? I'm sorry for the stupid question

but
I've only just started using macros and form fields and don't quite
understand all of this yet! Thanks again for the help!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Check boxes are intended to allow an either/or choice. In this case,

your
choice is a simple Yes or No, so it would make much more sense to use a
single check box, with a label that is True or False and let users check

the
box or not accordingly.

--
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.

"Munchichic" wrote in message
...
Hi Everyone. I have created a form in which the check box form fields

were
used to annotate either "yes" or "no" (Example: Yes □ No □).

When
one of these check boxes is checked, I want the other one to not be

allowed
to be checked. I just want either of the boxes allowed to be checked.

I am
unable to determine how to do this. I've heard that there is a macro

for
this
but when I try to choose one, this message appears "The macros in this
project are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentation

of
the
host applicatio to determine how to enable macros." Obviously I've

never
used
a macro before and would prefer not to. How do I resolve this issue,

and
if I
need to use a macro, how do I enable that feature? Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks!




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Old September 21st 07, 04:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Munchichic
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Default Check box form field--choose yes OR no, not both!

I'm sorry for not understanding you before. Thank you so much for this
assistance. I greatly appreciate the time and effort spent from you both to
help me. Have a great weekend!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

What I mean is that you should have just one check box, not two. The single
check box means "true" (Yes) if it's checked and "false" (No) if it's not
checked. So instead of asking, say, "Do you wish to receive email about
product updates?" with Yes and No choices, have a single check box labeled
"I wish to receive email about product updates." Checking that box means
Yes.

--
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.

"Munchichic" wrote in message
...
Thank you very much for these replies. This would be the more simpler

option
for me, however, I do not know how to create this option you describe.

I've
read through the documentation suggested by the previous poster and

learned
how to create a macro that when "yes" is checked, it will jump over "no"
(bypassing it) and go to a specific field. This was very helpful, however,

it
still allows users to select BOTH "yes" and "no" options. How would I

choose
a label for True or False for the single check box option to NOT allow

users
to select BOTH answers, while still being able to use the macro to jump to
the next section is "yes" is checked? I'm sorry for the stupid question

but
I've only just started using macros and form fields and don't quite
understand all of this yet! Thanks again for the help!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Check boxes are intended to allow an either/or choice. In this case,

your
choice is a simple Yes or No, so it would make much more sense to use a
single check box, with a label that is True or False and let users check

the
box or not accordingly.

--
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.

"Munchichic" wrote in message
...
Hi Everyone. I have created a form in which the check box form fields

were
used to annotate either "yes" or "no" (Example: Yes □ No □).

When
one of these check boxes is checked, I want the other one to not be
allowed
to be checked. I just want either of the boxes allowed to be checked.

I am
unable to determine how to do this. I've heard that there is a macro

for
this
but when I try to choose one, this message appears "The macros in this
project are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentation

of
the
host applicatio to determine how to enable macros." Obviously I've

never
used
a macro before and would prefer not to. How do I resolve this issue,

and
if I
need to use a macro, how do I enable that feature? Any help is greatly
appreciated. Thanks!




 




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