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Old 03-20-2020, 12:18 AM
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Hi all! Is it possible to use track changes to show the initials of the person who just ticked a checkbox?
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:36 AM
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Assuming you're using a content control checkbox, yes - Track Changes records who last updated it.
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Ok thanks! Do you know if it's possible to get the initials of the person in the checkbox instead of the tick?
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What you get really for tracked change depends on what's in the username field under File|Options|General.

Checkboxes display check characters, not text. A macro could be used to insert the initials after the checkbox (e.g. in a text content control). Besides which, simply recording the initials isn't especially helpful if someone unchecks a checkbox someone else had checked - without the checkbox being present, you'd never know what the final check state was.
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You could use an on exit macro on Content Controls to record the user who last visited the checkbox. For instance the macro could write the username to the Tag property or somewhere else in the document.
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You could use an on exit macro on Content Controls to record the user who last visited the checkbox. For instance the macro could write the username to the Tag property or somewhere else in the document.
Thanks! I'll definitely look into that
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If you use a checkbox content control titled 'Chk1', for example, and a corresponding text content control titled 'Chk1Inits', you could use a ContentControlOnExit macro like:
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Private Sub Document_ContentControlOnExit(ByVal CCtrl As ContentControl, Cancel As Boolean)
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
With CCtrl
  If .Type = wdContentControlCheckBox Then
    With ActiveDocument.SelectContentControlsByTitle(.Title & "Inits")(1)
      .LockContents = False
      .Range.Text = Application.UserInitials
      .LockContents = True
    End With
  End If
End With
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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