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I have created a legal pleadings form and have used ref fields in order to

automatically populate data from one field (like Text 1) to another location

in the form.

I have run into a problem when copying data into the original form field

(like Text 1) and having that data appear in the appropriate ref fields.

Can this be done and if so how?

Please help!

Thanks, Allison

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    • thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

      If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref field as

      I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal

      secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from attorney's

      notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings document that

      they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field, it does

      not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields that it

      needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks again for

      your help!

      Thanks, Allison

      "macropod" wrote:

      > Hi Allison,

      > Provided your formfield's properties are set to 'calculate on exit' and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields

      > pointing to it should update automatically as soon as you exit the formfield.

      > Cheers

      > --

      > macropod

      > [MVP - Microsoft Word]

      > --

      > "Allison" <Allison.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C0C51382-27D4-410C-A0EE-FFB02A1D9EC7.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      >

      #1; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:01:00 GMT
    • Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref codes in

      footers?

      Thanks again.

      Thanks, Allison

      "Allison" wrote:

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      > thanks for your response, and that is what I thought.

      > If I type text into the protected form, the text copies to the ref field as

      > I do have the calculate on exit box checked. However, these legal

      > secretaries copy and paste the description of the charge from attorney's

      > notes (another word document) into the formal legal pleadings document that

      > they are preparing. When they copy and paste text into the field, it does

      > not calculate on exit and move that description to the ref fields that it

      > needs to go to. I am confused and desparate to fix this! Thanks again for

      > your help!

      > --

      > Thanks, Allison

      >

      > "macropod" wrote:

      #2; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:02:00 GMT
    • REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update

      automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see

      http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

      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.

      "Allison" <Allison.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:38529AD8-AFB3-4FED-A0B0-3C01A45EA4A2.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...[vbcol=seagreen]

      > Also, as long as I am at it, are there any tricks to putting ref codes in

      > footers?

      > Thanks again.

      > --

      > Thanks, Allison

      >

      > "Allison" wrote:

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      #3; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:03:00 GMT
    • Suzanne:

      thanks so much. I will definitely try this and I am glad to be introduced

      to the StyleRef field.

      I still can't get data that I copy and paste into a text form field with the

      calculate on exit box checked to repeat to the ref field. When I type text

      in it works beautifully, so I think I have it all set up correctly. I really

      need the function of copying text into a field on a protected form repeat to

      other fields. Any tricks here?

      Thanks again. Allison

      Thanks, Allison

      "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

      > REF fields in the header/footer of a protected form do not update

      > automatically; you can use a StyleRef field instead; see

      > http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm

      > --

      > 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.

      > "Allison" <Allison.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:38529AD8-AFB3-4FED-A0B0-3C01A45EA4A2.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > as

      > that

      > does

      > it

      > for

      > and your document is protected for forms, the REF fields

      > formfield.

      > news:C0C51382-27D4-410C-A0EE-FFB02A1D9EC7.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > order to

      > location

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      > fields.

      >

      #4; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:04:00 GMT
    • If you paste text in and then tab out of the form field, it still doesn't

      update?

      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.

      "Allison" <Allison.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:FE5F6B17-42D0-48BF-AAE5-78532BC3CFFA.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > Suzanne:

      > thanks so much. I will definitely try this and I am glad to be introduced

      > to the StyleRef field.

      > I still can't get data that I copy and paste into a text form field with

      the

      > calculate on exit box checked to repeat to the ref field. When I type

      text

      > in it works beautifully, so I think I have it all set up correctly. I

      really

      > need the function of copying text into a field on a protected form repeat

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      > other fields. Any tricks here?

      > Thanks again. Allison

      > --

      > Thanks, Allison

      >

      > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

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      #5; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:05:00 GMT
    • I am an idiot! I wasn't tabbing to get to the next field. I was just

      pasting and then looking to the next field, and when I didn't see it

      change...oh well...thanks for hanging in there with me! I am on a roll now.

      You are a GENIUS!

      Thanks, Allison

      "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

      > If you paste text in and then tab out of the form field, it still doesn't

      > update?

      > --

      > 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.

      > "Allison" <Allison.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:FE5F6B17-42D0-48BF-AAE5-78532BC3CFFA.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

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      #6; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:06:00 GMT
    • Now if you can just make sure that your users actually tab rather than just

      using the mouse to click on another field...

      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.

      "Allison" <Allison.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:84E63EF8-2981-4D27-996E-9307403EB905.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > I am an idiot! I wasn't tabbing to get to the next field. I was just

      > pasting and then looking to the next field, and when I didn't see it

      > change...oh well...thanks for hanging in there with me! I am on a roll

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      > You are a GENIUS!

      > --

      > Thanks, Allison

      >

      > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

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      #7; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:07:00 GMT
    • Well, I will make sure that we take their mice away...HAHAHAHA

      Just kidding. Thanks for another gem of advice.

      Thanks, Allison

      "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

      > Now if you can just make sure that your users actually tab rather than just

      > using the mouse to click on another field...

      > --

      > 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.

      > "Allison" <Allison.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:84E63EF8-2981-4D27-996E-9307403EB905.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

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      #8; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:08:00 GMT