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Form fields to equal each other

In Microsoft Word 2003, in a form is there a way to have 2 bookmarked fields equal each other so that if text is typed into one field, the same text is filled in on the other field?
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You just need to enter a small bit of code eg

Sub MatchField()

ActiveDocument.Fields("Text2").Result = ActiveDocument.Fields("Text1").Result

End sub

Set this macro to trigger on exit of the first field.  Text1 and Text2 are just the names of the fields, right click on them and select properties.  Just change the code to match what is showing as their name and to set the exit macro


You can use a Ref field ( Insert/Field) instead of the second Form field. If you definitely need it to be Form Field, it would be better to use VBA.

Sub MyMacro1()
ActiveDocument.FormFields("Text2").Result = ActiveDocument.FormFields("Text1").Result
End if

Write the macro and set it to be the Exit macro for the first field. If you want the same thing to happen the other way around, write another macro and make in the Exit macro for the second field.

Nerdwood - we are trying to use your approach as the user is familiar at all with programming, but with the cross reference, she types in the bookmark 1 location and instead of filling in the same text for both bookmark1 and bookmark 2, the text only shows up in the bookmark 2 location. Any advice?
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