A 'field' question



Smith
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Hi, I hope you can help.

I've created a document (basically like a school report) with check boxes
and fields. The problem I have is that when I want to type into the field,
it's fine until the text goes onto a different line, then it starts to move
the text of the unfielded bits down the page.

I've saved it as a template, tried it protected and unprotected but can't
seem to get my head around it.

I hope someone out there understands what I mean and can give some advice to
a Word novicette.

TIA
Tracey

Charles Kenyon
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." Check this
in help. For more about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/FillinTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles.

The usual method to keep things in place is to use a table with fixed-size
cells to hold your fields. A second method is to use frames. These methods
are discussed in the articles noted above.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"Smith" <traceysmith@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, I hope you can help.
>
> I've created a document (basically like a school report) with check boxes
> and fields. The problem I have is that when I want to type into the field,
> it's fine until the text goes onto a different line, then it starts to
> move
> the text of the unfielded bits down the page.
>
> I've saved it as a template, tried it protected and unprotected but can't
> seem to get my head around it.
>
> I hope someone out there understands what I mean and can give some advice
> to
> a Word novicette.
>
> TIA
> Tracey
>
>

Smith
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out now.

Regards
Tracey


"Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
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> What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." Check this
> in help. For more about online forms, follow the links at
> http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/FillinTheBlanks.htm especially
> Dian Chapman's series of articles.
>
> The usual method to keep things in place is to use a table with fixed-size
> cells to hold your fields. A second method is to use frames. These methods
> are discussed in the articles noted above.
>
> Hope this helps,
> --
>
> Charles Kenyon
>
> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>
> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>
> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> "Smith" <traceysmith@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:kgrke.11910$X86.10486@newsfe2-gui.ntli.net...
>> Hi, I hope you can help.
>>
>> I've created a document (basically like a school report) with check boxes
>> and fields. The problem I have is that when I want to type into the
>> field,
>> it's fine until the text goes onto a different line, then it starts to
>> move
>> the text of the unfielded bits down the page.
>>
>> I've saved it as a template, tried it protected and unprotected but can't
>> seem to get my head around it.
>>
>> I hope someone out there understands what I mean and can give some advice
>> to
>> a Word novicette.
>>
>> TIA
>> Tracey
>>
>>
>
>


A 'field' question