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Text Box Auto Copy to Another

Posted on 2006-06-21
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Hello,

I am having trouble figuring out how a Word macro/subroutine/or other method can copy a value from one text box filled in on a form to another text box on same form.

I need the user to fill in his name on page one of a form and then have that name apear in another text box on page two automaticaly.

I have Googled this to death, but to no avail.

Thanks in advance.

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Since you mention a form, I presume that you are talking about text form fields, as opposed to a text box from the Insert menu.

This macro will copy from one text form field (Text1) to another (Text2).

Sub CopyTextBox()
    ActiveDocument.FormFields("Text2").Result = ActiveDocument.FormFields("Text1").Result
End Sub

Create the macro, then make it the Exit macro in the first form field.


Note that if there is no need to edit the repeated information, you could replace the second field with a Ref field using the name of the first form field. If you display the field codes, it will look like this.

{ Ref Text1 }

Tick 'Calculate on exit' in the form field's options(properties) window to ensure that the Ref field is updated immediately.
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