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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Advanced Form Field Features

Word provides some powerful form field automation options that are available to you regardless of the types of form fields you're using. These include

  • Adding help to your forms, including anything from a simple message in the status bar to a more detailed message that appears when the user presses F1. (Unfortunately, Word provides no way to add a ScreenTip to a form field—something your users might now be trained to expect.)

  • Associating form fields with bookmarks.

  • Running macros when users enter or exit a form field. This means that your form can help complete itself, based on the specific entries the user makes.

Adding Help to Your Forms

If you're in charge of helping people fill out their forms, you can cut down dramatically ...

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