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Old April 24th, 2004, 01:50 AM
Wowbagger
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Default A couple of form questions

In Word 2003 I can't find anything about the following problems in the help:

1. How do I set a specific tab order for fields on a form?

2. How can I use exact, precise placement for a table in my document? I
need my fields to line up with an image of the original form (which is in
the header and covers the entire page) but when I drag the table around it
jumps rather largish distances. I've tried holding down CTRL, ALT and/or
SHIFT while dragging the table around but I couldn't get it to go exactly
where I wanted.

3. How can I play with the format of a checkbox field? I would like the
border of the box to be invisible and the X within a checked box to be a lot
darker.

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Old April 24th, 2004, 03:00 AM
Jay Freedman
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Default A couple of form questions

"Wowbagger" none wrote:

In Word 2003 I can't find anything about the following problems in the help:

1. How do I set a specific tab order for fields on a form?


You have to use a macro. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/SetTabOrder.htm.

2. How can I use exact, precise placement for a table in my document? I
need my fields to line up with an image of the original form (which is in
the header and covers the entire page) but when I drag the table around it
jumps rather largish distances. I've tried holding down CTRL, ALT and/or
SHIFT while dragging the table around but I couldn't get it to go exactly
where I wanted.


The only reliable way is to open the Table Properties dialog, click
the Positioning button, and type in the measurements. If you can drag
the table to approximately the right place, you can use the dialog to
fine-tune it. Unfortunately, when you try to drag a small amount (Alt
is the correct key to use to turn off snap-to-grid), the table has a
tendency to lock onto the left or right text margins when you get too
close.

3. How can I play with the format of a checkbox field? I would like the
border of the box to be invisible and the X within a checked box to be a lot
darker.


Sorry, there's nothing you can do to change that.


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