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Old 11-03-2018, 07:24 AM
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Hello! New member here.



I'm new to form fields and active x. I've created a document for my customers to fill out but want to use form fields and protect the document.

I'm having a specific issue with the form fields. I want to have specific fields autosize to fit the text my customers input if needed. Adjusting the length of the document if needed.

I'm guessing there might be more than one way to accomplish this and I've tried a couple with no success. I've posted a screenshot of my "properties" settings and setting in the "format object" dialogue box.

One thing I don't understand is why is my "text box" tab grayed out in the "format object" box? Isn't this one way to manage the autosize setting for form fields?.

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Since the form is for customers' use, I would recommend against using ActiveX controls. That's because they don't work on Macs, meaning any customers who use them can't use your form. As for your screenshot, TextBox4 is an ActiveX control, not a formfield.
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Ok. Well I'm new to all the verbiage and these features in Word.

I want to protect the document and guide the user to only fill in the fields.

So what would be recommended?
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In that case, you should use formfields and, once the setup is done, apply 'filling in forms' protection to the document. They're inserted via Developer|Controls>Legacy Tools>Legacy Forms, and the protection is applied via Developer|Protect|Restrict Editing>Editing Restrinctions:Filling in forms.
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