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I am creating a collection of forms to be filled in by technicians in a small
call center. The forms will be stored in a SharePoint 2007 library.
I need a means to be able to have the techs clear the form after using it,
without unprotecting and using the Reset Fields commands in the Legacy Forms
group of commands.
A macro possibly saved in Normal.dotm, and a button on the QAT seems a
possible solution, but I do not know how to do a macro to perform this task
for several differently named forms.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Carl
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The form should be a template. The users then open a new document (form)
from the template and fill it out. When they want another form, they open it
from the template again. That's what templates are for: you don't have to
unprotect and clear a used form to reuse it. If you create a Work Group
folder for the templates and then point each users' File Location, Workgroup
template setting to that folder, they will see all the templates in their
File | New dialog. Alternatively, they could have desktop shortcuts pointing
to the Workgroup templates (the default action of double-clicking a shortcut
to a template is to open a new document based on the template).

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"Carl_B" wrote in message
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I am creating a collection of forms to be filled in by technicians in a
small
call center. The forms will be stored in a SharePoint 2007 library.
I need a means to be able to have the techs clear the form after using it,
without unprotecting and using the Reset Fields commands in the Legacy
Forms
group of commands.
A macro possibly saved in Normal.dotm, and a button on the QAT seems a
possible solution, but I do not know how to do a macro to perform this
task
for several differently named forms.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Carl


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Thank you for the response. While the use of a template will certainly
protect the document from permanent change, the techs using the form need to
be able to get to a cleared form in a manner much quicker than saving,
closing and then opening another form (they are under time constraints, and
the forms are quite large and compex).
I still require a macro that will work resetting the fields in a variety of
forms.

"Terry Farrell" wrote:

The form should be a template. The users then open a new document (form)
from the template and fill it out. When they want another form, they open it
from the template again. That's what templates are for: you don't have to
unprotect and clear a used form to reuse it. If you create a Work Group
folder for the templates and then point each users' File Location, Workgroup
template setting to that folder, they will see all the templates in their
File | New dialog. Alternatively, they could have desktop shortcuts pointing
to the Workgroup templates (the default action of double-clicking a shortcut
to a template is to open a new document based on the template).

--
Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP

"Carl_B" wrote in message
...
I am creating a collection of forms to be filled in by technicians in a
small
call center. The forms will be stored in a SharePoint 2007 library.
I need a means to be able to have the techs clear the form after using it,
without unprotecting and using the Reset Fields commands in the Legacy
Forms
group of commands.
A macro possibly saved in Normal.dotm, and a button on the QAT seems a
possible solution, but I do not know how to do a macro to perform this
task
for several differently named forms.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Carl


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It is unlikely that any other method that you might come up with would be
any quicker. You could however make the process more automatic by having a
macro on the QAT that used the command

Documents.Add "TemplateName"

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"Carl_B" wrote in message
...
Thank you for the response. While the use of a template will certainly
protect the document from permanent change, the techs using the form need
to
be able to get to a cleared form in a manner much quicker than saving,
closing and then opening another form (they are under time constraints,
and
the forms are quite large and compex).
I still require a macro that will work resetting the fields in a variety
of
forms.

"Terry Farrell" wrote:

The form should be a template. The users then open a new document (form)
from the template and fill it out. When they want another form, they open
it
from the template again. That's what templates are for: you don't have to
unprotect and clear a used form to reuse it. If you create a Work Group
folder for the templates and then point each users' File Location,
Workgroup
template setting to that folder, they will see all the templates in their
File | New dialog. Alternatively, they could have desktop shortcuts
pointing
to the Workgroup templates (the default action of double-clicking a
shortcut
to a template is to open a new document based on the template).

--
Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP

"Carl_B" wrote in message
...
I am creating a collection of forms to be filled in by technicians in a
small
call center. The forms will be stored in a SharePoint 2007 library.
I need a means to be able to have the techs clear the form after using
it,
without unprotecting and using the Reset Fields commands in the Legacy
Forms
group of commands.
A macro possibly saved in Normal.dotm, and a button on the QAT seems a
possible solution, but I do not know how to do a macro to perform this
task
for several differently named forms.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Carl


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There isn't a quicker way: Word is designed to use templates which is
quickest, simplest and reliable. Create a macro that will Save and Close the
current form and Open up a new form from the template. Add the macro to the
QAT.

Terry

"Carl_B" wrote in message
...
Thank you for the response. While the use of a template will certainly
protect the document from permanent change, the techs using the form need
to
be able to get to a cleared form in a manner much quicker than saving,
closing and then opening another form (they are under time constraints,
and
the forms are quite large and compex).
I still require a macro that will work resetting the fields in a variety
of
forms.

"Terry Farrell" wrote:

The form should be a template. The users then open a new document (form)
from the template and fill it out. When they want another form, they open
it
from the template again. That's what templates are for: you don't have to
unprotect and clear a used form to reuse it. If you create a Work Group
folder for the templates and then point each users' File Location,
Workgroup
template setting to that folder, they will see all the templates in their
File | New dialog. Alternatively, they could have desktop shortcuts
pointing
to the Workgroup templates (the default action of double-clicking a
shortcut
to a template is to open a new document based on the template).

--
Terry Farrell - MSWord MVP

"Carl_B" wrote in message
...
I am creating a collection of forms to be filled in by technicians in a
small
call center. The forms will be stored in a SharePoint 2007 library.
I need a means to be able to have the techs clear the form after using
it,
without unprotecting and using the Reset Fields commands in the Legacy
Forms
group of commands.
A macro possibly saved in Normal.dotm, and a button on the QAT seems a
possible solution, but I do not know how to do a macro to perform this
task
for several differently named forms.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Carl


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