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Default Text form field inside a WORD table cell, odd behavior when select

I posted this in the General Questions group and have not gotten any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When I create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text in this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD. Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD table cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when defining the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.

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That is definitely not Normal behavior for a formfield within a
table cell. Most of my Forms which use form fields are inside
tables. Can you delete and re-add the field in the template, and
the field continues to behave badly? Is there a macro associated
to the field?

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Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

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"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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I posted this in the General Questions group and have not gotten
any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as
well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When I
create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text in
this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting
from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the
cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD.
Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD table
cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when defining
the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.

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For testing, I've created a new template and the fields still behave badly.
I've deleted and re-added the fields and they still behave badly. There is no
macro associated with these fields. I've observed that other text form
fields, not in the table, behave OK.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

That is definitely not Normal behavior for a formfield within a
table cell. Most of my Forms which use form fields are inside
tables. Can you delete and re-add the field in the template, and
the field continues to behave badly? Is there a macro associated
to the field?

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

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questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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I posted this in the General Questions group and have not gotten
any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as
well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When I
create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text in
this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting
from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the
cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD.
Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD table
cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when defining
the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.


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What version of Word are you using?

See if this setting makes a change in either type of form field.
(Tools, Options, Edit. Clear the checkmark from "when selecting
automatically select entire word") If that is not checked, then
change it to a check mark and see if the fields change their
behavior.

--
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Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

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"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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For testing, I've created a new template and the fields still
behave badly.
I've deleted and re-added the fields and they still behave badly.
There is no
macro associated with these fields. I've observed that other text
form
fields, not in the table, behave OK.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

That is definitely not Normal behavior for a formfield within a
table cell. Most of my Forms which use form fields are inside
tables. Can you delete and re-add the field in the template,
and
the field continues to behave badly? Is there a macro
associated
to the field?

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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I posted this in the General Questions group and have not
gotten
any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as
well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When
I
create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text
in
this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting
from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the
cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD.
Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD
table
cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when
defining
the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.



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I am using WORD 2002.

The "select entire word" option was checked. I un-checked it and the
behavior of selecting did not change.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

What version of Word are you using?

See if this setting makes a change in either type of form field.
(Tools, Options, Edit. Clear the checkmark from "when selecting
automatically select entire word") If that is not checked, then
change it to a check mark and see if the fields change their
behavior.

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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For testing, I've created a new template and the fields still
behave badly.
I've deleted and re-added the fields and they still behave badly.
There is no
macro associated with these fields. I've observed that other text
form
fields, not in the table, behave OK.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

That is definitely not Normal behavior for a formfield within a
table cell. Most of my Forms which use form fields are inside
tables. Can you delete and re-add the field in the template,
and
the field continues to behave badly? Is there a macro
associated
to the field?

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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I posted this in the General Questions group and have not
gotten
any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as
well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When
I
create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text
in
this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting
from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the
cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD.
Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD
table
cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when
defining
the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.






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Check your Tools, Options, Compatibility. Does it say Word 2002?
Or Custom? If Custom, click the drop down and select Word 2002.
Then test the form.

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I am using WORD 2002.

The "select entire word" option was checked. I un-checked it and
the
behavior of selecting did not change.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:


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On the Compatibility tab of Tools | Options, make sure "Select entire field
with first or last character" is not checked.

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"pwrichcreek" wrote in message
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I am using WORD 2002.

The "select entire word" option was checked. I un-checked it and the
behavior of selecting did not change.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

What version of Word are you using?

See if this setting makes a change in either type of form field.
(Tools, Options, Edit. Clear the checkmark from "when selecting
automatically select entire word") If that is not checked, then
change it to a check mark and see if the fields change their
behavior.

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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...
For testing, I've created a new template and the fields still
behave badly.
I've deleted and re-added the fields and they still behave badly.
There is no
macro associated with these fields. I've observed that other text
form
fields, not in the table, behave OK.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

That is definitely not Normal behavior for a formfield within a
table cell. Most of my Forms which use form fields are inside
tables. Can you delete and re-add the field in the template,
and
the field continues to behave badly? Is there a macro
associated
to the field?

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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...
I posted this in the General Questions group and have not
gotten
any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as
well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When
I
create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text
in
this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting
from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the
cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD.
Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD
table
cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when
defining
the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.





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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

On the Compatibility tab of Tools | Options, make sure "Select entire field
with first or last character" is not checked.

--
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.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in message
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I am using WORD 2002.

The "select entire word" option was checked. I un-checked it and the
behavior of selecting did not change.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

What version of Word are you using?

See if this setting makes a change in either type of form field.
(Tools, Options, Edit. Clear the checkmark from "when selecting
automatically select entire word") If that is not checked, then
change it to a check mark and see if the fields change their
behavior.

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
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...
For testing, I've created a new template and the fields still
behave badly.
I've deleted and re-added the fields and they still behave badly.
There is no
macro associated with these fields. I've observed that other text
form
fields, not in the table, behave OK.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

That is definitely not Normal behavior for a formfield within a
table cell. Most of my Forms which use form fields are inside
tables. Can you delete and re-add the field in the template,
and
the field continues to behave badly? Is there a macro
associated
to the field?

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
message
...
I posted this in the General Questions group and have not
gotten
any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as
well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When
I
create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text
in
this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting
from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the
cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD.
Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD
table
cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when
defining
the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.






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The "Select entire field with first or last character" is not checked.
:-( Sure sounded like you were on to something.

Phil


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

On the Compatibility tab of Tools | Options, make sure "Select entire field
with first or last character" is not checked.

--
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.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in message
...
I am using WORD 2002.

The "select entire word" option was checked. I un-checked it and the
behavior of selecting did not change.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

What version of Word are you using?

See if this setting makes a change in either type of form field.
(Tools, Options, Edit. Clear the checkmark from "when selecting
automatically select entire word") If that is not checked, then
change it to a check mark and see if the fields change their
behavior.

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
message
...
For testing, I've created a new template and the fields still
behave badly.
I've deleted and re-added the fields and they still behave badly.
There is no
macro associated with these fields. I've observed that other text
form
fields, not in the table, behave OK.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

That is definitely not Normal behavior for a formfield within a
table cell. Most of my Forms which use form fields are inside
tables. Can you delete and re-add the field in the template,
and
the field continues to behave badly? Is there a macro
associated
to the field?

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies and
questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn as well.

"pwrichcreek" wrote in
message
...
I posted this in the General Questions group and have not
gotten
any
response, so I thought it might make sense to post it here as
well.

I have a text form field defined inside a WORD table cell. When
I
create a
NEW document based on the form template, I can't get the text
in
this field
to select/highlight properly for editing. Instead of selecting
from the
starting position of the cursor to the ending position of the
cursor, it
highlights from the starting position to the END OF THE FIELD.
Text in other
form fields, not inside a table, highlights as expected.

Does anyone know:

1. Is this behavior "normal" for a form field inside a WORD
table
cell.
2. Is there some option or setting that I can tweak when
defining
the form
field that will disable this behavior?
3. Is there a way to change this behavior with a macro?

Thanks.






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It says Word 2002.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:

Check your Tools, Options, Compatibility. Does it say Word 2002?
Or Custom? If Custom, click the drop down and select Word 2002.
Then test the form.

--
Dawn Crosier
Microsoft MVP
"Education Lasts a Lifetime"

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I am using WORD 2002.

The "select entire word" option was checked. I un-checked it and
the
behavior of selecting did not change.

"Dawn Crosier" wrote:



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