Strange fields and tags in Word 2007


S

S.R.

Please refer to the following image:
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4741/screenshotredacted.png

I am an experienced Word user, but I'm lost with a component of the
latest Building Blocks feature.

1. In a new document, I went to Insert \ Quick Parts \ Building
Blocks Organiser and selected "Conservative" cover page.
2. I proceed to enter a Title for the document and a Subtitle.
3. I wanted to insert the Title and Subtitle into the document
header.
1. So I went to Insert \ Quick Parts \ Document Property and
selected Title.
2. Now I tried to do same for Subtitle, but such property is
nowhere to be found!

I checked Bookmarks and Custom Fields. Nothing.

Furthermore, it appears that Subtitle object is linked to the
document's Subject property.

Edit: I was able to copy the Subtitle 'field' from the cover page to
the header. Updating one field updates the other and document's
Subject property.

If there are any Microsoft Certified Word Specialists out there, I
would like to how these fields are linked, and also what the rounded
tags are (gray for Cover Pages and orange for everything else).
 
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J

Jay Freedman

The "fields" you see are "content controls", a new type of object introduced in
Word 2007. You can, as you've already done, copy them from building blocks that
include them. If you first go to Office button > Word Options and turn on the
Developer tab of the ribbon, you can add new ones from that tab.

In the case of the Title and Subtitle controls, they are connected via XML; in
Microsoft jargon, they are "mapped" content controls. You can create new
mappings or add controls that are mapped to existing values by using an add-in
provided by MVP Greg Maxey at
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Mapped_Content_Control.htm.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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S

S.R.

The "fields" you see are "content controls", a new type of object introduced in
Word 2007. You can, as you've already done, copy them from building blocks that
include them. If you first go to Office button > Word Options and turn onthe
Developer tab of the ribbon, you can add new ones from that tab.

In the case of the Title and Subtitle controls, they are connected via XML; in
Microsoft jargon, they are "mapped" content controls. You can create new
mappings or add controls that are mapped to existing values by using an add-in
provided by MVP Greg Maxey athttp://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Mapped_Content_Control.htm.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP        FAQ:http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroupso all
may benefit.

That clears it up a lot, thanks.

I tried inserting a plain text content control, and named and tagged
it "Title", however it didn't link up to the document title. I suppose
the linking has to be done programmatically.

Why are some tags grey while others are yellowish?

Great to see a new black-box object that can only be interacted with
through programming API... On the other han, thanks to Greg Maxey for
a great Add-In.
 

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