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Old 11-20-2013, 07:57 AM
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Hi,

I have a drop down list with A, B, C and D possibilities.


If I choose an "A" in a drop down list, I want in the text later on "You choose A" is written, if I choose B in a drop down list I want "You choose B" to be written and so on.

So basically I have to connect drop down list with the if statement and I have no idea how to do it.

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What kind of dropdown? Are you using ActiveX controls, formfields, content controls or a userform?
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I didn't even know that there are so many possibilities. I am using content controls. Sorry for not being clear.
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{ IF { REF Dropdown1 } = "A" "You choose A” “" }
{ IF { REF Dropdown1 } = "B" "You choose B” “" }
{ IF { REF Dropdown1 } = "C" "You choose C” “" }

I tried this but nothing happens...

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Your field would have to be nested:

{ If { Dropdown1 } = "A" "You chose A""{ IF { Dropdown1 } = "B" "You chose B""{ IF { Dropdown1 } = "C" "You chose C""{ IF { Dropdown1 } = "D" "You chose D""" }" }" }" }

I would suggest linking your dropdown CC with another CC. This may offer some help:

http://gregmaxey.com/word_tip_pages/linked_content_control_dropdown_list.html
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hi Anja,

Since you're using content controls, the field code approach you posted & Greg responded to won't work unless you (a) bookmark the relevant content control as 'Dropdown1' and (b) used a ContentControlOnExit macro to update fields in the document.
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