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  • Question

  • Can anyone tell me how to create a multi-select drop down box in a Word 2000 Template Form, if it's even possible.

     

    Thanks in advance...

    Monday, August 16, 2010 4:31 PM

Answers

  • It's not possible to do mult-select in a Word Form dropdown.

    If you need that kind of capability, you need to display a dialog box (VBA UserForm), possibly with a List, rather than a dropdown.

    This article describes how you can trigger a VBA form to display when entering a form field.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;198561


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Amy Li Monday, August 23, 2010 2:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Li Monday, August 23, 2010 3:46 AM
    Monday, August 16, 2010 6:31 PM

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  • Are we talking a VBA UserForm, or something else (please be specific).
    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    Monday, August 16, 2010 5:22 PM
  • It is a standard User template form. I created it in Word 2000.  It has drop down boxes for the user to select values to complete sentences with.  Now it requires that users be able to select more than one value from the drop down list.

    Hope that helps.

    Monday, August 16, 2010 6:19 PM
  • It's not possible to do mult-select in a Word Form dropdown.

    If you need that kind of capability, you need to display a dialog box (VBA UserForm), possibly with a List, rather than a dropdown.

    This article describes how you can trigger a VBA form to display when entering a form field.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;198561


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Amy Li Monday, August 23, 2010 2:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Amy Li Monday, August 23, 2010 3:46 AM
    Monday, August 16, 2010 6:31 PM
  • Thank you for your help.  I'll check this article and see if it will be something I can do/use.
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 12:28 PM
  • Hi TechnicalUser,

    How is this issue going on in your side? Have you solved the problem?

    Best Regards,
    Amy Li
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    Monday, August 23, 2010 2:34 AM