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Posted on 2015-01-31
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Hi,

Two questions:

Q1
I use MS Word 2010 to create a form and protect it, everything is fine, but I was wondering when I choose "Plain text Content control" or "Rich text content control", it doesn't allow me to restrict the field, e.g. only type the number instead of character, max. 3 digits, etc., I know I can use "Text form field" under Legacy Forms to accomplish them, but my boss doesn't want to see the background grey area if I add "Text form field"

Q2
When I enabled form and protect it, how can I allow end user to update the header, because when I protect the form, the header is locked.


Any suggestion?
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Question by:liyy
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by:FarWest
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I think you have to  use VBA to do that
here is an Example to validate content control (Textbox, Radio Button , ..etc)
Private Sub Document_ContentControlOnExit(ByVal ContentControl As ContentControl, Cancel As Boolean)
If ContentControl.Title = "Test" Then
If Val(ContentControl.Range.Text) < 4 Then 'don't accept less than 4
Debug.Print ContentControl.Range.Text
Cancel = True
End If
End If
End Sub

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by:liyy
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Thanks FarWest,

I am newbie of VBA developer, how about If I would like to control the text field only accept number and max 3 digits, thanks
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FarWest earned 1500 total points
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if you mean the field will force user to input  numbers with specific digits, this was before with maskedit control (I can't see it now), but if you mean the field will reject loosing focus until user entered valid data then it can be done by code above using >, <  operators
if you need help on how to add vba just press alt-f11 to open code editor and make sure that you are on "ThisDocument" in object explorer at the left window

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by:liyy
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sorry for the late, I temporarily accept it and I will post it if I got the problem again.
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