Inserting a Cover Page - Word 2007


L

Lisa Mears

I have inserted a cover page into my document in Word 2007, but whenever I
key text into the placeholders for [Type Author Name] and [Type the Company
Name], my own text disappears each time I attempt to save the cover page.
The location placeholders change back to the default text. How can I keep the
placeholders from restoring the default text?
 
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J

JonW

Can't fathom why it's happening but to prevent it from happening, open the
document, reenter the text you want to replace the placeholder text, right
click each place you've entered that key text and click Remove Content
Control.
 
L

Lisa Mears

Thanks! Your suggestion worked!

JonW said:
Can't fathom why it's happening but to prevent it from happening, open the
document, reenter the text you want to replace the placeholder text, right
click each place you've entered that key text and click Remove Content
Control.

Lisa Mears said:
I have inserted a cover page into my document in Word 2007, but whenever I
key text into the placeholders for [Type Author Name] and [Type the Company
Name], my own text disappears each time I attempt to save the cover page.
The location placeholders change back to the default text. How can I keep the
placeholders from restoring the default text?
 
B

Beth Melton

Did you use the Document Inspector on the document or are you using a
template from the Template Gallery? In either case, there's a
security/privacy option causing this issue. The controls you are using for
Title, Author, etc are bound to the document properties. Word has a security
option that will remove content from the file properties when you save the
document so that's why it continues to disappear.

To turn the option off:

- Click the Office Button
- Click Word Options
- In the Trust Center section, click Trust Center Settings
- Under Privacy Options, deselect "Remove personal information from file
properties on save".

Also, if using a template from the template gallery can you tell me which
one you used? I've reported several templates that exhibit this behavior and
want to make sure I didn't overlook any. :)

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP

Coauthor of Word 2007 Inside Out:
http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/9801.aspx#AboutTheBook

Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
 
B

Beth Melton

While it may have worked, removing the Content Control isn't the necessarily
best solution. It might be, but by using the bound File Properties you have
greater flexibly in your document. For example if you want to include the
Title in the header, footer, on another page, etc, all you need to to is on
the Insert tab, click Quick Parts, and insert the desired file property from
Document Properties. Then to change the Title all you need to to is change
it once in any of the content controls and it will automatically update
throughout the document, and in the File Properties.

Please see my reply in this thread for the reason why you encountered this
issue.

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP

Coauthor of Word 2007 Inside Out:
http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/9801.aspx#AboutTheBook

Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/

Lisa Mears said:
Thanks! Your suggestion worked!

JonW said:
Can't fathom why it's happening but to prevent it from happening, open
the
document, reenter the text you want to replace the placeholder text,
right
click each place you've entered that key text and click Remove Content
Control.

Lisa Mears said:
I have inserted a cover page into my document in Word 2007, but
whenever I
key text into the placeholders for [Type Author Name] and [Type the
Company
Name], my own text disappears each time I attempt to save the cover
page.
The location placeholders change back to the default text. How can I
keep the
placeholders from restoring the default text?
 
K

KCJones

I, too, have had many students who have this same difficulty--thank you for
the suggestion. It seems there would be a better fix, than to delete the
Content Control--but whatever it takes!

K Johnston
 
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T

Ted M H

Hi,

I have this exact same problem--saving my docx causes the author and title
controls to be cleared. I want to make this work the right way rather than
deleting the controls. It sounds like there's a solution from Beth Melton,
but it apparently has been removed from this thread.

BTW: GREAT book, Word 2007 Inside Out.

Thanks.

Beth Melton said:
While it may have worked, removing the Content Control isn't the necessarily
best solution. It might be, but by using the bound File Properties you have
greater flexibly in your document. For example if you want to include the
Title in the header, footer, on another page, etc, all you need to to is on
the Insert tab, click Quick Parts, and insert the desired file property from
Document Properties. Then to change the Title all you need to to is change
it once in any of the content controls and it will automatically update
throughout the document, and in the File Properties.

Please see my reply in this thread for the reason why you encountered this
issue.

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP

Coauthor of Word 2007 Inside Out:
http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/9801.aspx#AboutTheBook

Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/

Lisa Mears said:
Thanks! Your suggestion worked!

JonW said:
Can't fathom why it's happening but to prevent it from happening, open
the
document, reenter the text you want to replace the placeholder text,
right
click each place you've entered that key text and click Remove Content
Control.

:

I have inserted a cover page into my document in Word 2007, but
whenever I
key text into the placeholders for [Type Author Name] and [Type the
Company
Name], my own text disappears each time I attempt to save the cover
page.
The location placeholders change back to the default text. How can I
keep the
placeholders from restoring the default text?
 
G

Graham Mayor

You can get the full thread from Google Groups
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/[email protected]>+wrote+in+message

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com

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Hi,

I have this exact same problem--saving my docx causes the author and
title controls to be cleared. I want to make this work the right way
rather than deleting the controls. It sounds like there's a solution
from Beth Melton, but it apparently has been removed from this thread.

BTW: GREAT book, Word 2007 Inside Out.

Thanks.

Beth Melton said:
While it may have worked, removing the Content Control isn't the
necessarily best solution. It might be, but by using the bound File
Properties you have greater flexibly in your document. For example
if you want to include the Title in the header, footer, on another
page, etc, all you need to to is on the Insert tab, click Quick
Parts, and insert the desired file property from Document
Properties. Then to change the Title all you need to to is change it
once in any of the content controls and it will automatically update
throughout the document, and in the File Properties.

Please see my reply in this thread for the reason why you
encountered this issue.

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP

Coauthor of Word 2007 Inside Out:
http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/9801.aspx#AboutTheBook

Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/

Lisa Mears said:
Thanks! Your suggestion worked!

:

Can't fathom why it's happening but to prevent it from happening,
open the
document, reenter the text you want to replace the placeholder
text, right
click each place you've entered that key text and click Remove
Content Control.

:

I have inserted a cover page into my document in Word 2007, but
whenever I
key text into the placeholders for [Type Author Name] and [Type
the Company
Name], my own text disappears each time I attempt to save the
cover page.
The location placeholders change back to the default text. How
can I keep the
placeholders from restoring the default text?
 
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T

Ted M H

Many, many thanks for the link. Problem solved.

Graham Mayor said:
You can get the full thread from Google Groups
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/[email protected]>+wrote+in+message

--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com

<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>

Hi,

I have this exact same problem--saving my docx causes the author and
title controls to be cleared. I want to make this work the right way
rather than deleting the controls. It sounds like there's a solution
from Beth Melton, but it apparently has been removed from this thread.

BTW: GREAT book, Word 2007 Inside Out.

Thanks.

Beth Melton said:
While it may have worked, removing the Content Control isn't the
necessarily best solution. It might be, but by using the bound File
Properties you have greater flexibly in your document. For example
if you want to include the Title in the header, footer, on another
page, etc, all you need to to is on the Insert tab, click Quick
Parts, and insert the desired file property from Document
Properties. Then to change the Title all you need to to is change it
once in any of the content controls and it will automatically update
throughout the document, and in the File Properties.

Please see my reply in this thread for the reason why you
encountered this issue.

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP

Coauthor of Word 2007 Inside Out:
http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/9801.aspx#AboutTheBook

Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/

Thanks! Your suggestion worked!

:

Can't fathom why it's happening but to prevent it from happening,
open the
document, reenter the text you want to replace the placeholder
text, right
click each place you've entered that key text and click Remove
Content Control.

:

I have inserted a cover page into my document in Word 2007, but
whenever I
key text into the placeholders for [Type Author Name] and [Type
the Company
Name], my own text disappears each time I attempt to save the
cover page.
The location placeholders change back to the default text. How
can I keep the
placeholders from restoring the default text?
 

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