Send Form Check Box to Document via VBA

Posted on 2009-07-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I want to insert checked!! check boxes into a Word Form.
How can I do this using VBA and {formcheckbox}. btw: Not using the Insert Checkbox-Button inserts a Field where I cannot set properties for the box later. It says that this field was not inserted by the button ??! What kind of document-automation limitation is that - I can't grab any sense of it.
What can I do?
Question by:chriswies
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Expert Comment

ID: 24838875
It isn't clear exactly what you are doing, but the InsertCheckBox Sub in the snippet should insert a checkbox and set its value. The CallInsertCheckBox Sub shows the usage.
Sub CallInsertCheckBox()
    InsertCheckBox ActiveDocument.Bookmarks("\EndOfDoc").Range
End Sub
Sub InsertCheckBox(rng As Range)
    Dim ffld As FormField
    Set ffld = ActiveDocument.FormFields.Add(rng, wdFieldFormCheckBox)
    ffld.CheckBox.Value = True
End Sub

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Author Comment

ID: 24838903
hm, ok, I get it.
The way I do it now via automation is by .insertfield because users can configure their fields for the text.
Wanting to use .insertfield you probably say that it is impossible, right?
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Expert Comment

ID: 24839496
I'm not sure that I understand. I don't think that there is an InsertField method

Author Comment

ID: 24839559
sorry, i recalled from memory. It is VBA "fields.add ".
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
ID: 24840110
I cannot find a way of adding a FormField to the Fields collection. It mus be added to the FormFields collection.

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