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    I'm trying to make a form in word.

    I have a couple fields that will be have the same value throughout the form. What I'm trying to do is have the user fill in a value for the first field and then have the other fields auto populate with that information.

    From what I've read, I need to do in the field I want the data copied to is this:
    CTRL-F9
    {REF "Text1"}
    F9

    But all I get is an error. "Error! Reference source not found."

    Is this incorrect or am I missing an obvious step?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Word form problem

    You PROBABLY need to access the form object first FOLLOWED by "Text1". For instance:

    CTRL-F9
    {REF "frmTestForm.Text1"}
    F9


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    • #3
      Re: Word form problem

      Hi, take out the inverted commas, so :

      Ctrl+F9
      { REF Text1 }
      F9
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      PaulH.
      MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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      • #4
        Re: Word form problem

        Originally posted by PaulH View Post
        Hi, take out the inverted commas, so :

        Ctrl+F9
        { REF Text1 }
        F9
        HAH!! Who knew it'd be that simple, huh?


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        • #5
          Re: Word form problem

          Originally posted by PaulH View Post
          Hi, take out the inverted commas, so :

          Ctrl+F9
          { REF Text1 }
          F9
          Got the exact same thing.

          This doesn't seem that complicated...not sure why it doesn't work.

          It's probably one of those 'the harder the problem the easier the solution.' things.

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          • #6
            Re: Word form problem

            Hi,

            I tried it out before I posted at 16:27, so it works for me, i.e. it wasn't a guess on my part. So, could you check the field is actually called Text1 ?

            Maybe make a brand new document, drop two fields on there, and on the second field do the Ctrl+F9 juggle, and see it working. That often helps to sort out the glitch.

            Best wishes,
            Best wishes,
            PaulH.
            MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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            • #7
              Re: Word form problem

              Originally posted by PaulH View Post
              Hi,

              I tried it out before I posted at 16:27, so it works for me, i.e. it wasn't a guess on my part. So, could you check the field is actually called Text1 ?

              Maybe make a brand new document, drop two fields on there, and on the second field do the Ctrl+F9 juggle, and see it working. That often helps to sort out the glitch.

              Best wishes,
              Hey Paul,
              I wasn't doubting you one bit, I just figured it was me that couldn't get it to work.

              I opened up a new document and got it to work....sort of. So there is something definitely wrong with my other document. (which really stinks)

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              • #8
                Re: Word form problem

                Originally posted by Jeff Cornick View Post
                I wasn't doubting you one bit ...
                Hiya,

                No worries, Jeff, I just wanted to reassure you that I wasn't stabbing in the dark. What's the "sort of" bit? Wasn't it perfect? I typed abc into my Text1 and pressed Tab then hey presto abc appeared in my second field. What happened for you?

                Best wishes,
                Best wishes,
                PaulH.
                MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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                • #9
                  Re: Word form problem

                  "Error! Reference source not found." means the REF-field could not connected to the right SET-field.
                  Is it possible you have replaced the SET field for Text1 ?

                  Without using the macro;
                  Find the right { ASK Text1 "question"} right-click on it, and select "update".
                  Now the { REF Text1 } should show the right value (after right-clicking 'update' on this field too).


                  \Rem

                  edit
                  (to find the 'ASK' field choose 'select All' then hit Shift+F9 one or more times, then seach for the word Text1 )
                  Last edited by Rems; 4th March 2007, 21:13.

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