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Totally new user to Word as a Form tool - I have created a form with various
fields that may or may not be filled out depending upon the number of
applicants. Can I not print the placeholder text if nothing is entered in
the space?
Thank you!
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On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:00:01 -0700, RachelT
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Totally new user to Word as a Form tool - I have created a form with various
fields that may or may not be filled out depending upon the number of
applicants. Can I not print the placeholder text if nothing is entered in
the space?
Thank you!


Add the following macro to the template for the form (see
http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm if needed). It changes the
color of the placeholder to white, prints, and then restores the
color.

Sub FilePrint()
Dim cc As ContentControl
Dim col As Long

With ActiveDocument

' hide placeholders
For Each cc In .ContentControls
If cc.ShowingPlaceholderText Then
col = cc.Range.Font.Color
cc.Range.Font.Color = wdColorWhite
End If
Next

Dialogs(wdDialogFilePrint).Show

For Each cc In .ContentControls
If cc.ShowingPlaceholderText Then
cc.Range.Font.Color = col
End If
Next

End With
End Sub


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