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Old 11-24-2017, 03:47 AM
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Default 'Pop'up' that displays guidance on how to fill in a form

Hi all.

I'm after knowing how to create some type of box/control (not sure what!) that will be able to be clicked and up will pop the guidance for how the person should fill in that section (in the hope that this will help them answer the questions, tick the boxes, provide narrative text correctly by being able to refer to the guidance for that part of the document - or form as I suspect I will need to use).

I'm a novice VBAer but have done a few bits and bobs.

Whilst I can see controls for say text box, that doesn't really help me. I'm not wanting them to enter text, I'm just wanting to display text that will guide them - all they will do is read it. I would also say that it's going to amount to more than just a few lines of text - in several cases it could be a few paragraphs to give a proper grasp of the background as to why they need to fill it in, what it all means etc etc - so something with only provides for 3 lines of text for example, wouldn't be a viable solution.

What ideas do people have for what I need to do - and is it even doable??!?
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:01 AM
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Of course such a thing is doable, but without knowing a little bit more about your document and what is being completed, it is difficult to advise.

At its simplest you could use Content Controls with explanatory prompt texts, which don't require VBA. At the other end of the scale you could have userforms to collect the data to be written to the document and put help texts there - see for example how the help is used in
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