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Now that I have finish creating my template as a .dot file. I thought I was
ready to go. I used the "update field" and the "merge to new document"
features to make sure that the user prompts were working the way I needed
them to. Problem? When select file/new/"my new template", it doesn't ask me
all of the questions? It starts somewhere in the middle...
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Hi ?B?T0RvZyBUcnlpbmcgTmV3VHJpY2tz?=,

Now that I have finish creating my template as a .dot file. I thought I was
ready to go. I used the "update field" and the "merge to new document"
features to make sure that the user prompts were working the way I needed
them to. Problem? When select file/new/"my new template", it doesn't ask me
all of the questions? It starts somewhere in the middle...

I'm afraid you don't provide precise enough information. Which version of Word
are we discussing? Have you done something with Fillin and ASK fields, by any
chance?

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Sorry - a little frustration sat in. I am using Word 2003 and I have ask, ref
and fillin statements in my template. When I generate a new document using
the template it skips the first 6 or 7 prompts.

{ ASK NameProcess "Enter the name of the Process." }
{ REF NameProcess \d "" MERGEFORMAT \* MERGEFORMAT }

"Cindy M." wrote:

Hi ?B?T0RvZyBUcnlpbmcgTmV3VHJpY2tz?=,

Now that I have finish creating my template as a .dot file. I thought I was
ready to go. I used the "update field" and the "merge to new document"
features to make sure that the user prompts were working the way I needed
them to. Problem? When select file/new/"my new template", it doesn't ask me
all of the questions? It starts somewhere in the middle...

I'm afraid you don't provide precise enough information. Which version of Word
are we discussing? Have you done something with Fillin and ASK fields, by any
chance?

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Hi ?B?T0RvZyBUcnlpbmcgTmV3VHJpY2tz?=,

Sorry - a little frustration sat in. I am using Word 2003 and I have ask, ref
and fillin statements in my template. When I generate a new document using
the template it skips the first 6 or 7 prompts.

I can identify with frustration :-)

ASK prompts aren't triggered automatically when a new document is created from a
template, only Fillin fields (and this behavior was new about 10 years ago). The
reason is that sometimes the template designer wants more control over what
displays under which circumstances; this gives us a choice.

You have two possibilities:

1. Use a macro to force the field updating, and use only ASK fields

2. Use only Fillin fields. Select each one you want to "duplicate" (I assume that's
the logic behind using ASK fields in some places), then Insert/Bookmark to create a
bookmark around it.

{ ASK NameProcess "Enter the name of the Process." }
{ REF NameProcess \d "" MERGEFORMAT \* MERGEFORMAT }

Now that I have finish creating my template as a .dot file. I thought I was
ready to go. I used the "update field" and the "merge to new document"
features to make sure that the user prompts were working the way I needed
them to. Problem? When select file/new/"my new template", it doesn't ask me
all of the questions? It starts somewhere in the middle...

I'm afraid you don't provide precise enough information. Which version of Word
are we discussing? Have you done something with Fillin and ASK fields, by any
chance?



Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Thank you - I have changed all of my fillin statements to ASK fields. I have
attempted macros in the past, but was not sucessful. Can you lead me in the
right direction?

"Cindy M." wrote:

Hi ?B?T0RvZyBUcnlpbmcgTmV3VHJpY2tz?=,

Sorry - a little frustration sat in. I am using Word 2003 and I have ask, ref
and fillin statements in my template. When I generate a new document using
the template it skips the first 6 or 7 prompts.

I can identify with frustration :-)

ASK prompts aren't triggered automatically when a new document is created from a
template, only Fillin fields (and this behavior was new about 10 years ago). The
reason is that sometimes the template designer wants more control over what
displays under which circumstances; this gives us a choice.

You have two possibilities:

1. Use a macro to force the field updating, and use only ASK fields

2. Use only Fillin fields. Select each one you want to "duplicate" (I assume that's
the logic behind using ASK fields in some places), then Insert/Bookmark to create a
bookmark around it.

{ ASK NameProcess "Enter the name of the Process." }
{ REF NameProcess \d "" MERGEFORMAT \* MERGEFORMAT }

Now that I have finish creating my template as a .dot file. I thought I was
ready to go. I used the "update field" and the "merge to new document"
features to make sure that the user prompts were working the way I needed
them to. Problem? When select file/new/"my new template", it doesn't ask me
all of the questions? It starts somewhere in the middle...

I'm afraid you don't provide precise enough information. Which version of Word
are we discussing? Have you done something with Fillin and ASK fields, by any
chance?



Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Create a macro in the Template with the name AutoNew() and in it insert then
following command

ActiveDocument.Fields.Update

I would suggest however that you use a UserForm for this.
See the article "How to create a Userform" at:

http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Userforms/CreateAUserForm.htm


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Hope this helps.

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services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"ODog Trying NewTricks"
wrote in message ...
Thank you - I have changed all of my fillin statements to ASK fields. I
have
attempted macros in the past, but was not sucessful. Can you lead me in
the
right direction?

"Cindy M." wrote:

Hi ?B?T0RvZyBUcnlpbmcgTmV3VHJpY2tz?=,

Sorry - a little frustration sat in. I am using Word 2003 and I have
ask, ref
and fillin statements in my template. When I generate a new document
using
the template it skips the first 6 or 7 prompts.

I can identify with frustration :-)

ASK prompts aren't triggered automatically when a new document is created
from a
template, only Fillin fields (and this behavior was new about 10 years
ago). The
reason is that sometimes the template designer wants more control over
what
displays under which circumstances; this gives us a choice.

You have two possibilities:

1. Use a macro to force the field updating, and use only ASK fields

2. Use only Fillin fields. Select each one you want to "duplicate" (I
assume that's
the logic behind using ASK fields in some places), then Insert/Bookmark
to create a
bookmark around it.

{ ASK NameProcess "Enter the name of the Process." }
{ REF NameProcess \d "" MERGEFORMAT \* MERGEFORMAT }

Now that I have finish creating my template as a .dot file. I
thought I was
ready to go. I used the "update field" and the "merge to new
document"
features to make sure that the user prompts were working the way I
needed
them to. Problem? When select file/new/"my new template", it
doesn't ask me
all of the questions? It starts somewhere in the middle...

I'm afraid you don't provide precise enough information. Which
version of Word
are we discussing? Have you done something with Fillin and ASK
fields, by any
chance?


Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Thank you. I will check it out.

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

Create a macro in the Template with the name AutoNew() and in it insert then
following command

ActiveDocument.Fields.Update

I would suggest however that you use a UserForm for this.
See the article "How to create a Userform" at:

http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Userforms/CreateAUserForm.htm


--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"ODog Trying NewTricks"
wrote in message ...
Thank you - I have changed all of my fillin statements to ASK fields. I
have
attempted macros in the past, but was not sucessful. Can you lead me in
the
right direction?

"Cindy M." wrote:

Hi ?B?T0RvZyBUcnlpbmcgTmV3VHJpY2tz?=,

Sorry - a little frustration sat in. I am using Word 2003 and I have
ask, ref
and fillin statements in my template. When I generate a new document
using
the template it skips the first 6 or 7 prompts.

I can identify with frustration :-)

ASK prompts aren't triggered automatically when a new document is created
from a
template, only Fillin fields (and this behavior was new about 10 years
ago). The
reason is that sometimes the template designer wants more control over
what
displays under which circumstances; this gives us a choice.

You have two possibilities:

1. Use a macro to force the field updating, and use only ASK fields

2. Use only Fillin fields. Select each one you want to "duplicate" (I
assume that's
the logic behind using ASK fields in some places), then Insert/Bookmark
to create a
bookmark around it.

{ ASK NameProcess "Enter the name of the Process." }
{ REF NameProcess \d "" MERGEFORMAT \* MERGEFORMAT }

Now that I have finish creating my template as a .dot file. I
thought I was
ready to go. I used the "update field" and the "merge to new
document"
features to make sure that the user prompts were working the way I
needed
them to. Problem? When select file/new/"my new template", it
doesn't ask me
all of the questions? It starts somewhere in the middle...

I'm afraid you don't provide precise enough information. Which
version of Word
are we discussing? Have you done something with Fillin and ASK
fields, by any
chance?


Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 17 2005)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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