Outlook Forms Not Working - Fields Empty


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Tee

I created a form. Published it to the organizational forms. (1) When I input
data into fields, the data is missing once the form is emailed to recipient.
(2) When I edit the form, the 'compose' and 'read' layout buttons are not
active.

How do I get the compose and read layout buttons to become active again?
Why is data entered into the form missing once recipient receives the form?

Thanks!
 
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Bigwizz

Hi Dear, I asked the same question yesterday.

Read the post, Fields are blank for recipient, it gave me the answers and my
form is working now.

Good luck!
 
T

Tee

MS Outlook 2003 (11.5608.5606)
Part of Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003

This is a form that is create in a messag by selecting 'New', 'Choose Form'...

Yes, I left the "send form definition with item" box unchecked.
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

A message form, by default, has separate compose and read layouts. If yours
no longer does, that means you must have turned off that feature by
unchecking the Separate Read Layout command on the menu. That doesn't mean
you have to turn it back on if you don't want to. You do, however, need to
make sure every control that you want to use for entering and displaying
data is bound to an Outlook field.
 
T

Tee

(1) How do I toggle the compose and read layouts to turn it off and on or
vise-versa?

I was able to figure out that the fields needed their own control. So I am
in process of creating those controls.

(2) Can I assign the same control to two separate fields and different data
show up in each?

For instance, can I have a text box where I would type description of
problem and another text box where I would explain the solution - these two
fields assinged to the same control value but not display the same
information in both fields.
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP]

(1) How do I toggle the compose and read layouts to turn it off and on or
vise-versa?

To toggle the option for separate layouts, use the Separate Read Layout
command on the menu.
(2) Can I assign the same control to two separate fields and different
data
show up in each?

No. There is no way to bind a control to two separate fields. A control can
be bound to only one field on the Value tab of the control's Properties
dialog.
For instance, can I have a text box where I would type description of
problem and another text box where I would explain the solution - these
two
fields assinged to the same control value but not display the same
information in both fields.

Sorry, but I don't understand what you're trying to describe. It might help
if you used correct terminology. A text box is not a field. It is a control.
It can be bound to an Outlook property/field (those two terms are synonyms
here) and display the data in that field. Or it can be unbound and display
what the user types in or what the form's code sets as the Value property
for the control.
--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming:
Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators
http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=54
 

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