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Old 05-22-2013, 03:51 PM
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Using Word 2010, I need to auto-populate places in a form. When a user enters a value in a Rich Text Content Control or a Legacy Text Form Field, other places need to populate automatically with that same value.

I’ve been trying to accomplish this by bookmarking the content control and then cross referencing places that are to update from that value. I can’t get it to work even if I enforce protection for “filling in forms” and then allow the user to stop protection. Ideally, I want to password-protect for “filling in forms” and have the cross-references update without the user stopping protection. Any suggestions?
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Hi kenelder,

Your post refers to content controls and Word 2010, but your profile refers to Office 2003, which does not support content controls. Bearing that in mind, see: http://gregmaxey.com/word_tip_pages/repeating_data.html
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Our office updated recently from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and I had neglected to update my profile. We use Word 2010.
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Formfields have a bookmark property that you can cross-reference. To get the cross-references to update automatically, check the 'calculate on exit' property.

Content Controls don't have either a bookmark property or a 'calculate on exit' property. To cross-reference them you'd need to apply your own bookmarks and use a ContentControlOnExit macro to get the cross-references to them to update. Alternatively you could use mapped Content Controls, which I think the link I provided discusses.

You should not use Formfields and Content Controls in the same document.
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