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Old 02-22-2012, 09:51 AM
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I have a test where I've created a macro that will hide the answers (all text between brackets). I can assign the macro to a field so it runs upon double click or to a button, but can't figure out how to I make it so they run the macro to hide the answers and print the test "without" the field or button printing too. I like using the field macro better because you can undo and bring the answers back but would like to hide it upon printing. Any help is appreciated.
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Hi trlear,

I hate to rain on your parade, but nothing a macro does to hide text can prevent its display or printing - toggling the display is as simple as pressing the symbol on the Home tab, and printing them is as simple as checking a print option.

As for your 'field button', if it's a MACROBUTTON field, that could be hidden, but a formfield can't.
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I do have the macro assigned to the MACROBUTTON field. I want the user to see the "Click here to remove answers" but I just don't want it to print when they print the document out.
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The following code intercepts the QAT printer button in Word 2007 & later, as well as the Ctrl-P print commands. Unfortunaltely, you can't intercept the File|Print command in Word 2007 & later, though this code will intercept it in earlier versions, too. The code looks for, then cuts out the document's first MACROBUTTON field before printing, then restores it after printing.
Code:
Sub PrintPreviewAndPrint()
Call FilePrint
End Sub
 
Sub FilePrintDefault()
Call FilePrint
End Sub
 
Sub FilePrint()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim oFld As Field, Rng As Range
With ActiveDocument
  For Each oFld In .Fields
    If oFld.Type = wdFieldMacroButton Then
      Set Rng = oFld.Result
      oFld.Cut
      Application.Dialogs(wdDialogFilePrint).Show
      Rng.Paste
      Exit For
    End If
  Next
End With
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:14 AM
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I'm not sure what on earth some of the code means, but it's awesome! And it worked like a charm. The only thing to do now is to teach my guys to use the print preview button instead of the File/Print. A couple of them barely know how to run a computer. While I"m here would u also know how to get the QAT buttons to follow a document. If I make a macro button for "This document" it disappears when anyone esle opens it from another machine. Just checking. Otherwise I can make a new thread. Thanks a BUNCH for your help!
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If you're saving your document as a template, with the code I've given you, you could save a QAT customization in that template also. That way, the customized QAT will be available whenever a document based on that template is used.
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