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Jaye
 
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Is it possible to create a drop down list in Column A and have it select a
Drop Down from a group of Drop Down lists and show up in Column B.
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Yes, but you'd need to write VBA code to do it. Then you could code
automated macros that...when one item is selected, other form fields
are set to certain results.

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On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 09:21:02 -0800, "Jaye"
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Is it possible to create a drop down list in Column A and have it select a
Drop Down from a group of Drop Down lists and show up in Column B.


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Doug Robbins
 
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If you run a macro containing the following code on exit from the Dropdown
formfield ("ColA"), it will display the value that was chosen in a Text
formfield ("ColB")

ActiveDocument.FormFields("ColB").Result =
ActiveDocument.FormFields("ColA").DropDown.ListEnt ries
_(ActiveDocument.FormFields("ColA").DropDown.Value ).Name

Having just put that together, it struck me that you can just use a cross
reference field in column B to the text of the bookmark assigned to the drop
down formfield and in the properties for that formfield, check the Calculate
on Exit box so that the cross reference field will be updated.
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