Word template with checkboxes - duplicate checkboxes when completed and saved
Posted on 2011-02-25
This is one of the oddest things I have ever run across.
I have a Word document that I created. It is saved as a template. In the document are some check boxes, just basic yes and no.
The template opens as a new document just fine and all items can be completed. I did notice I have to click on the check boxes once to select them, then again to add the check mark in the appropriate box. At this point, everything still looks fine. I complete the document, rename it (must do this, as it just opens as "Document") and save as a Word document with the appropriate name.
This is where it gets weird. When I go back and open the saved document (that was created from the template), whatever check boxes were not selected are duplicated. I.E. if i checked yes in the first check box, the no check box next to it appears twice in the saved document. If I checked no in the second check box, the yes box in front of it is duplicated. This happens for all checkboxes in the page. If I don't select either checkbox, then they appear normal. It is only if I select one that the unchecked one is duplicated.
I am baffled. Any suggestions?