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How can I use a combo box to populate text field in Word 2007?

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Hi all,

I'm busy creating a Word 2007 template for a technical procedure for my company.
On the first page, I've inserted a combo box with the four confidentiality values in use for our procedures (Highly confidential, Confidential, Internal and Public).

I'd like the value chosen in this combo box to be repeated in the header of the following section. But I do not find a way to link a field to the combo box on the first page and auto update when a value is chosen in that combo box.

Is this possible?

Tx in advance
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Question by:CCBelux
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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I guess you run code to add a DocVariable with the result of the combobox.  Something like:

    ActiveDocument.Variables.Add Name:=("Priority"), Value:=ComboBox1.Text

Then just Insert > Field > DocVariable > Priority in your header.

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by:CCBelux
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Hi JOrzech,

Thanks or your comment.

I'm not sure were to add this line of code. Do I have to go to the VB editor and past it there as a macro or is it something else?

Secondly, I cannot find the name of the drop-down list I've inserted on the header page. Via the Developer tab there's a button "Properties". When clicking there I reach a screen where I see a name and label (which is "confidentiality" for both). does this mean the code have to look like below?

thank in advance for your answer

CCBelux
ActiveDocument.Variables.Add Name:=("Priority"), Value:=Confidentiality

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by:CCBelux
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anyone? AngelIII any idead;-)
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Found an add-on developped by Greg Maxey that does exactly what I needed. http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Mapped_Content_Control.htm The add-on creates a content control that you can copy/paste as many times as you want. When the value is modified in of he the copies, all the other are updated respectively.

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