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Microsoft Word 2003 - One Click "X" Box Toggle on/off Macro

Posted on 2012-03-30
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Hi. This is not a problem for me if you are using Forms Checkbox and lock the form, but I need the form open for users to manipulate and insert optional fill-in autotext pieces for various sections.  I have been able to do this with double-click, macrobutton and autotext, however, I have seen elsewhere, where they would use a field with blank box and when the user clicks ONCE on the box field code, it would instantly insert an "X" into the box.  (No secrets would be released to me.)   Unfortunately, we are still on Word 2003.
Can you please help me?
Thank you so much.  (I am very new to Experts Exchange.)
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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You might have seen an ActiveX control, such as are used on UserForms. You need to show the Controls Toolbox toolbar to add ActiveX controls to a document.

For your wider objective, you might find it easier to have the free text in unprotected Sections. Put Continuous Section Breaks before and after the free-text areas. Then when you come to protect the document, you will see 'Select sections...' in blue under the Editing restrictions type dropdown. This opens a 'Section Protection' dialogue where you can choose which sections to protect and which to exempt.
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Thank you Graham for this informative response.  I will definitely work on my form with the ActiveX controls and so far, the sections breaks are working really well for the optional text!
Thank you again so much!
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