[mso] Re: Form field validation in Word?

Sorry Linda - trying to be too brief.

I don't think it's possible to make simple fields mandatory in the way
describe, have never seen anything that makes it possible to insist on
something being completed.  That's an Access sort of feature isn't it?

I guess Dian's way of creating Word forms would be better for that.  If you
bring up the Forms toolbar and play with the Text Form Field Options it
ought to offer the sort of criteria that your student needs.  It certainly
is possible to limit the field size in the way you describe.  
It's also possible to "add help text" which might cover the instructional
element that I guess would be useful too.
 
I have to say it's not something I use often, Dian is the guru on this (as
ever!)  Sorry not to be more help on this.

Anne

-----Original Message-----
From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Linda F. Johnson
Sent: 18 May 2006 19:51
To: mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mso] Re: Form field validation in Word?

You lost me Anne.  Are you saying yes, you can make fields mandatory and
yes, you can stop them from putting something in the field you don't want?

The student wants to make the form so they MUST fill in every box...and in
some boxes they cannot put more than a certain amount.  Is this possible in
Word like it is in Excel (data validation) or does it require VBA? 


Linda F. Johnson
Linda's Computer Stop
Author, MOS: Excel 2003 Study Guide, published by John Wiley and Sons
http://personal-computer-tutor.com

-----Original Message-----
From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Anne Robson
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:44 PM
To: mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mso] Re: Form field validation in Word?

Depends on how compulsory it would need to be.  I frequently use field boxes
in Word templates which automatically load when the new doc is created, no
VBA, dead simple.  It's obviously possible to leave the fields empty but
that takes as much effort (almost) as filling in the required info!

Anne


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