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OL2000 Create Drop-Down Box in Custom Contact Form

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I am using Outlook 2000 on a Windows 2000 computer.  I have created a custom contact form and that is working out just fine.  I have only one problem - I cannot create a drop-down box so a user can select information from a list and have the "value" of what they select show in an adjoining box.  What I would like to be able to do is create a list, most likely of telephone numbers, but there could be other applications down the road.  I would like the drop-down box to work the way it does on the default contact form.  The first page of the default form has phone number fields, and you can select items from a list and display the phone number you want.  The form also shows, via a check mark, what fields have information in them.  This aspect of the drop-down box is not important, but the rest is.

I have spent the past couple of weeks trying to figure this out by myself, but no luck.  I've searched Experts Exchange, as well as any links the experts might have suggested in various posts and looked around (Microsoft searches, etc) on my own.  I'm more confused now than I was when I started.  Can anyone out there give me step-by-step instructions on how to create a drop-down box and have the results show the value of what was selected (for example, I select "Home Phone" and the resulting diplay is 123-456-7890)?  All I've been able to accomplish is to have a drop-down box where I select "Home Phone" and my resulting display is "Home Phone", the words, not the value.  For the record, I know nothing about Visual Basic and if I can arrive at my destination without using it, or by obtaining the needed code and modifying it for my specific needs, I will be very happy.  I know enough to be able to change the key words to suit my needs, I just don't know how to write the basic code.   What I need is to understand how this works so I can re-create it to suit my particular needs.  Right now I don't even know if I should be using Text boxes, List boxes, Combo boxes or any combination of the above.  Please help!

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