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I have a form with a filed named "Date". When someone enters the date I would like a macro to determine if that date is after August 1, 2019. If it is, then a bookmark called "Hello" becomes visible. IF the date is August 1, 2019, or before, then that bookmark remains invisible.

I also have a field called "Type". It is a drop-down field with 4 choices "1,2,3,4,5". On opening the file, or after saving the file , the field randomly becomes 1,2,3 or 4. However, I still want to be able to choose 5 manually at any time.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:46 PM
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Create a new paragraph style called "Bookmark_Hidden" and format its font as hidden. Apply it to the bookmark which should then be hidden.

Assuming that the 'fields' are content controls then set the date field to display a valid date and use the following code.

The second macro will randomly select items 1 to 4 in your list box, and you can still select any other item in that list. Frankly I don't see the point of this. Why not just select the item required?

See attached example (note that there are regional issues involved when comparing dates from content controls using this method).

Option Explicit

Private Sub Document_ContentControlOnExit(ByVal ContentControl As ContentControl, Cancel As Boolean)
    With ContentControl
        If .ShowingPlaceholderText = False Then
            Select Case .Title
                Case Is = "Date"
                    If IsDate(.Range.Text) = True Then
                        If Format(.Range.Text, "yyyymmdd") > 20190801 Then
                            ActiveDocument.Styles("Bookmark_Hidden").Font.Hidden = False
                            ActiveDocument.Styles("Bookmark_Hidden").Font.Hidden = True
                        End If
                        MsgBox "Not a valid date!"
                    End If
                Case Else
            End Select
            ActiveDocument.Styles("Bookmark_Hidden").Font.Hidden = True
        End If
    End With
End Sub

Private Sub Document_Open()
Dim occ As ContentControl
Dim i As Integer
    ActiveDocument.Styles("Bookmark_Hidden").Font.Hidden = True
    ActiveDocument.SelectContentControlsByTitle("Date").Item(1).Range.Text = ""
    Set occ = ActiveDocument.SelectContentControlsByTitle("Type").Item(1)
    occ.DropdownListEntries.Item(Int((5 * Rnd) + 2)).Select
    Set occ = Nothing
End Sub
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