How to autoreplace text in a Word template?



An example of what I’m trying to ask:
When I go to a page that has an input form, there may be a prompt for
information in the input box. When I place the mouse there with a
left-click, the prompt disappears and I can enter as prompted (name,
address, whatever). How do I code for this 'prompt'?

My specific need:
Outside of 'forms', how does a Word template present the same type of
'prompt' (e.g., for an address, ‘123 Main Street’) such that when I
click on that location on the Word document, the prompt (‘123 Main
Street’) disappears and my entry, as I begin typing, is formatted in
the same style as the prompt. How does one code a Word template to
achieve this effect?

This question pertains strictly to MS Word, and I am using Word 2003.
Thank you for any help and suggestions I might use in creating my own
template for personal use.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

See the article "Using MacroButton fields” at:

or better,

See the article "How to create a Userform" at:

and the following pages of fellow MVP Greg Maxey's website :

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via

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