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Hello,

Macropod suggested I start a new thread and I am putting it in the Word VBA area as I believe that is what I need; but it does involve tables (sort of). I originally was asking how to duplicate an entire table automatically based on the selection of a drop down list but I think what I actually am needing/asking is how can I duplicate 2 pages that contain tables with Legacy Form Tools and still utilize those form feilds. I have attached my sample document hoping that would help. I have tried the IF statement, which allows me to duplicate the area needed, but takes away the text form feilds and makes it to where the user would not be able to add required text (I left this method in the attached document). I have also attempted to record a macro; but got the same result plus the formating was wrong. I have also attempted using the If statement with the target area saved as a quicktable. The end document will be protected to where user can only fill in forms.

Any guidance or assistance would be appreciated. I have read many forums but don't seem to stumble upon what I am needing.



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I think what I actually am needing/asking is how can I duplicate 2 pages that contain tables with Legacy Form Tools and still utilize those form feilds.
As explained in your original post, what you're asking simply isn't possible with formfields. Working formfields, cross-references, hyperlinks, etc. cannot be embedded in other fields. That said, a macro could be used to replicate the relevant content without anything being embedded in another field. See, for example:
https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...-question.html
https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...html#post38312

Something along the lines of what you're asking could be also done with content controls - but that would require a major reworking of your document.

Do note that formfields and content controls should not be used in the same document. They weren't designed to be used that way and trying to do so is a known source of problems for the end-user.
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