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Old September 17th, 2008, 11:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
CEV
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I am creating a "form" that users will type in. At the beginning of
each row, I have a title such as Name: in bold. I want the user to
type in the info after that and for it to not be in bold. When I test
it, it types in bold because the leading text is in bold. How can I
prevent this without the user needing to manually formatting what they
type. I would use the form feature of Word but I have done that before
and the user is not able to different formatting options such as bold,
numbering, ect. when the document is protected for filling in forms.
Please advise.

Thanks,

CEV
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Old September 17th, 2008, 11:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
Robert M. Franz (RMF)
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Hello CEV

CEV wrote:
I am creating a "form" that users will type in. At the beginning of
each row, I have a title such as Name: in bold. I want the user to
type in the info after that and for it to not be in bold. When I test
it, it types in bold because the leading text is in bold. How can I
prevent this without the user needing to manually formatting what they
type. I would use the form feature of Word but I have done that before
and the user is not able to different formatting options such as bold,
numbering, ect. when the document is protected for filling in forms.
Please advise.



you could insert a (with or without borders or some background shading)
table with 2 columns. Use the left column for the title, and the right
for the user. That way, the title formatting does not interfere.

2cents
Robert
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Old September 18th, 2008, 09:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs
CEV
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On Sep 17, 5:56*pm, "Robert M. Franz (RMF)"
wrote:
Hello CEV

CEV wrote:
I am creating a "form" that users will type in. At the beginning of
each row, I have a title such as Name: in bold. I want the user to
type in the info after that and for it to not be in bold. When I test
it, it types in bold because the leading text is in bold. How can I
prevent this without the user needing to manually formatting what they
type. I would use the form feature of Word but I have done that before
and the user is not able to different formatting options such as bold,
numbering, ect. when the document is protected for filling in forms.
Please advise.


you could insert a (with or without borders or some background shading)
table with 2 columns. Use the left column for the title, and the right
for the user. That way, the title formatting does not interfere.

2cents
Robert
--
* /"\ *ASCII Ribbon Campaign | MSFT |
* \ / * * * * * * * * * * * *| *MVP | * * Scientific Reports
* *X * * * *Against HTML * * | *for | * * * * with Word?
* / \ * * in e-mail & news * | Word |http://www.masteringword.eu/


Thanks RMF. Good ideal. I'll give that a shot.
 




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