Forms - populate other fields with 1 entry

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-09-22

I am making this form in MS Word 2007.
I have a field such as [Enter Name]
This [Enter Name] is in many areas in the form.
I want to populate all [Enter Name] occurences with 1 entry.

How can I do this?

thank you
Question by:pdvsa
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    Expert Comment

    What type of "Fields" are you using? (Form Field, Legacy Text Form, ActiveX?) Are you planning on protecting the the document?


    Author Comment

    I think its legacy.  I dont need to protect the doc... Thank you
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    Accepted Solution

    See the attached document. It shows two different ways to populate the name as you described. All the actions are done, the instructions are there to walk you through on your document.
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    Expert Comment

    You can use REF fields to echo the data. REF fields have the form { REF bookmarkname } and will display the text that is contained in the bookmark that is referenced.

    If you are using Content Controls, you will need to bookmark them. Form Fields should already have a bookmark, though you may want to change the names - right-click on the field and choose Properties...

    It is a good idea to tick 'Calculate on exit' in the Properties dialogue so that fields are updated immediately. Otherwise all the fields in a document can be updated by selecting all and pressing F9.
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    Left my comment unsubmitted overnight, so it may now be unrequired.

    Author Closing Comment

    Perfect.  I ended up using the Bookmark method. It is a little tricky when you want to change the name (as mentioned in the word doc).  The good thing is that it is not pw protected.

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