fields in headers or footers


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Guest

I have a form that is used in education. I have inserted a reference field
on each page so that student name does not have to be typed each time. The
first time typed, automatically on each page. The problem I am facing, as
this is a locked form, that some teachers are rather long winded, (notice my
message?) hence, text will create a new page, but the reference, naturally,
does not follow to the next page. I thought that creating the field in the
header would be a better idea, as everytime a new page is started, student
name is automatically created, but, I can't seem to get it to work in the
header. Advice in how to make my dream come true is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Unfortunately REF fields in page headers don't update automatically in
protected documents, nor can you update fields manually without unprotecting
the document, which requires a macro, which is rarely an acceptable solution
for forms that are distributed to others.

Luckily, however, you can accomplish what you want with a StyleRef field.
See http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/StyleRef.htm.

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

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