Create instructional text that erases when someone types there.


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Guest

I'm trying to create a form in Word that is similar to the Design Templates
in Publisher, where the instructional text I type in is erased when they type
in that place. Anyone know how that can be done?
 
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Charles Kenyon

While you could put a macrobutton field in a header, it wouldn't do you any
good, and in a protected form you couldn't even get to it.

Would it work to put the information in the body of your form, even if you
also need it in the header? You could then use a REF field or a StyleRef
field to pull the information into the header.
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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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Suzanne S. Barnhill

If you went to the article I recommended, you would see that it can be done
without form fields.

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

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Suzanne S. Barnhill

A MacroButton NoMacro field (as described in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/UsingMacroButton.htm) will do exactly
what you want to do. It displays whatever text you have typed as the
"prompt." When users click on the field, the entire field is selected and
(provided "Typing replaces selection" is enabled), whatever they type
replaces the field.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Daiya Mitchell

Side note. I teach college too. I consider it a bonus if some of my
requirements force them to learn how to use Word, even if I have to tell
them how. I would just give them instructions how on to View | Header
Footer, type their name in, and hit the # icon for the page number.

Personal preference.
 

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