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Old 11-18-2009, 04:21 AM
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Hi,

Any help much appreciated!

I am trying to create a contract template for regular use with Office for Mac 2008.

The contract stays standard but there are a number of fields which will change each time e.g. "Client name", "contract start date", "contract value" etc.

Is there a way that I can insert a field which requires / prompts me to change these values. Currently I am using XXXX's and using find and replace, however, a more solid system would be preferable.

N.b. the data for these fields does not come from anywhere else in the document i.e. I don't see a way to use AutoText or the standardised fields.

Basically, just looking for a way to go into the document and quickly jump to those fields which are titled but require editing.

Again, any help much appreciated.



Many thanks,

Mark
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Not sure where the Controls section is on the Mac version, but if it looks like 2007, then it's on the Developer tab, which you activate by clicking on the Office Logo and clicking on 'Word Options' - in the 'Popular' section you will see a check box to activate it! Look in the Controls section.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:44 AM
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Thanks for the help, Mac doesn't appear to have the ribbon. Do you mean create a macro for it? Or is there a pre-set macro I should be using?

Thanks again and for answering so quickly.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:58 AM
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Think I figured this out. Thanks for the hep!
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Think I figured this out. Thanks for the hep!

Any chance you could post the solution for any other Mac users that come our way?

Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:29 AM
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Ok, didn't quite get all the way to where I wanted to be but got something that fits the bill.

I basically used the "Forms" tool to create editable text sections and then used bookmarks to allow me to go through them quickly, so:

Office for Mac 08

1. View in the top control
2. Toolbars
3. Check "Forms"

This then brings up the forms toolbar.

4. Then select the area you want and click "ab" to insert a text field.
5. Double click the area to:
a. put in a "default" value by clicking
b. Name the field
c. Create a bookmark

6. Then when you want to edit it click "GoTo (CMD+G) and you can select the bookmark you want.
7. Edit the field right there.

Hope that helps. May be an easier way to do it, but works for me.

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