How do I stop form fields under protection from autoformat?


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Guest

I have created a form in MS Word 2003 (Windows XP) with a few fonts defined
for text form fields. Most fields are set for Times New Roman 11 pt. Under
protection when filling in the form, some fields change from my format
choices and morph before my eyes into Myriad Pro (same pt size)--a font I
don't even have in my font palette.

This change in font formatting particularly shows up with dates, but also
when copying and pasting text into a fill-in field on the form. When I return
to the unprotected source document, the form fields are confused about what
font they are. It's like something causes them to lose their identity via an
auto format process Word is running. Redefining them doesn't hold once back
in the protected fill-in form.

Any ideas to identify the cause and keep the itegrity of my font formatting?
In some cases the results shifts my layout: the new autoformatted font takes
up more space than what I established during the form's creation.

Thanks for any help!
Mike
 
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G

Guest

Thank you Stefan. This article is helpful.

I also am encountering a similar issue with respect to using a ref field to
duplicate information enterred in a title fill-in field to two other
locations in my form. In the duplicate fields, I wanted to reduce the font
size from the original, but what is showing up is the formatting for the
first word in the title only, and the rest gets displayed as in the original
field (that is, Arial 13 pt versus Arial 11pt). I have tried both with and
without preserving formatting and defining the style before inserting the
"ref" field.

Any ideas/solutions for this bit, or is it just not possible and reliable in
Word to change how a ref field is displayed.

Mike
 
G

Guest

Did you make sure to clear any direct font formatting (Ctrl+SpaceBar) from
both fields before protecting the document? You may also want to experiment
with adding the \* CHARFORMAT switch to the field code.
 
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G

Guest

Thanks again, Stefan. Will give it a go.
Mike


Stefan Blom said:
Did you make sure to clear any direct font formatting (Ctrl+SpaceBar) from
both fields before protecting the document? You may also want to experiment
with adding the \* CHARFORMAT switch to the field code.
 

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