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Okay don't know any way to do this.  Have a MS Word Document... the page is full of terms and conditions there are appromimately 7 fields where I need people to put in information.  

What I would like to happen is to essentialy read only everything except these fields and by pressing the tab key on the keyboard it jumps to each field where the user can type in the required information.

thanks in advance matthew
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skiltz:

> What I would like to happen is to essentialy read only everything except these
> fields and by pressing the tab key on the keyboard it jumps to each field
> where the user can type in the required information.

You want to create a Word form, and then "lock" it so that only the fields can be edited.  Here is how to do that:
http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/preview.aspx?AssetID=HP051862571033&CTT=4&Origin=CH063563531033

Enjoy.

Hope That Helps,
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Pick Tools - Protect Document - Forms

HTH
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by:jtwestmo
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give this a try you have to, you don't need to follow it exactly becasue you want to leave additional form feilds open but I think you can figure it out from this.
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okay awesome actually figure it out befoe the answer but thanks heaps anyway....... just one more quick thing to do with the same topic I clreated document probably about 30 fields ( took me all day :( ) but when I tab through the fields its goes in the wrong order where abouts do i fix this? please don't tell me I have to create them in order :) cheers

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by:Cluskitt
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I'm not sure how it works in word. Since word uses VBA (Visual basic for applications), each field should have an index attached to it. In VB it's accessed through the properties of the field. This is where you can specify the order of the controls. If you can't access the fields' index, just delete the fields and create them again, but I think you can access it, even if you have to code it out!
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