2 Word 2007 Questions




First question is how do I make a popup message appear when I open a word
document. I want a message to appear that tells a user to save the file under
a different name before editing, that way they don't overwrite the original

Second question is how do I get my form elements to display correctly.
Something happened and now instead of showing my check boxes, etc. all I see
is some kind of code looking writing where the form element is supposed to
be. I think I hit a wrong key combination that changed everything, but I
don't remember which keys they were so I can't undo it.

Thanks in advance :)

Suzanne S. Barnhill

You probably pressed Alt+F9, which toggles the display of field codes.
You'll need to do this with the form closed (if it's protected), then reopen
the form. As for getting users to Save As, you do that by saving the form as
a template (.dot or .dotx) so that a new, unnamed file will be created based
on the template (see

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA



Thank you very much for your reply and solutions. Good idea about the
template which relieves me of the need to write code.


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