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Word Automation. Type in a value and update text elsewhere based upon that value

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Hi,

I am trying to create a Word template where a user enters number into an e.g. table cell and based upon that value, the text in the cell next to it us updated. E.G. Entering "100" into the first cell should automatically put the text "One hundred" into the second cell.

I already have the VBA functions which generate the "One hundred" text as I have the same sort of thing in an Access database.

How do I react to the user input in cell 1 to automatically populate cell 2? This has to work with Word 2007 (preferably Word 2003 too).

Many thanks.

M.Young
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

you could use a ContentControl

with code in the document module

Private Sub Document_ContentControlOnExit(ByVal ContentControl As ContentControl, Cancel As Boolean)
    MsgBox ContentControl.Range.Text
End Sub

EE-ContentControl---Copy.txt
Replace the suffix txt with docm to open it
Regards
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by:milesryoung
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Hi, I wasn't able to open that in Word 2003. Which format is it?

I've tried using TextBoxes in the template which is actually working within the template itself but whenever I create a new document based upon that template, the textboxes aren't editable at all.

Thanks for your help
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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pls try

creating a new doc with my template
EE-TextBox.dot
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by:milesryoung
ID: 40300872
Hi, OK you're solving my initial question so get the points thank you!

It seems that when I create a new document based upon this template inside a .NET project the Word Macro security level is automatically disabling any code so I shall have to ask how to solve that!

Thanks though.
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