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Old 09-10-2011, 02:47 PM
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I have a form(s) that is created for various user's to fill out.
What would be the best resolution for including instructions on the form, but not having the instructions PRINT when the form is?
I thought I'd accomplished this a while back by setting properties on a text box, but not finding anything like that now.

Hide text box?
Hide text in cell of table?

I'm open for suggestions. )

Please keep in mind, I do not want to depend upon the user to hide/unhide text themselves.

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Hi Tracy,

Assuming you're using formfields, you could use the formfieds' help text facility. That put the help text on the status bar when the field is selected.

Alternatively, you could use a field coded along the lines of:
{IF{PRINTDATE \@ yyyyMMddHHmm}= {DATE \@ yyyyMMddHHmm} "" "Your instructions go here."}
or:
{IF{PRINTDATE \@ yyyy}= 0 "Your instructions go here."}

The first version allows the instructions to be re-displayed about a minute or so after printing (they re-hide whenever a print is done), whilst the second version hides them forever upon printing.

Note: The field brace pairs (ie '{ }') for the above examples are created via Ctrl-F9 - you can't simply type them or copy & paste them from this message.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:25 AM
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Thank you for your response macropod.
Yes I am using form fields, and I have actually taken advantage of the help text for these items. I was simply wanting to direct the user to that fact (thus by this "hidden" text box or whatever). So......I will definitely try your shared code.

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