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Office 2007 Fill in Forms font formatting

by rmlok / August 20, 2010 3:51 AM PDT

The computer I am using has Windows 2003.

I received a Word document (saved as a Word 97-2003) that I need to turn into a Form. I have saved it as a Word template (I also saved it as a Word 97-2003 Template to see if that fixed my problem and it didn't). I turned on the design mode in the developer tab and then added Text Form Fields (using the Legacy tools). Certain fields need to be underlined so I highlighted those fields and used ctrl U (and also tried the underline button on the Home tab). In the form the underline shows up. When I protect the form, the underline still shows up. But as soon as I type anything into any of those underlined fields, the underlining disappears.

How do I get the underlining to stick? Microsoft Help tells me to do exactly what I did and I haven't had any success finding answers online. There has to be one little thing I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Link explains it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2010 7:47 PM PDT
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Link you provided
by rmlok / September 2, 2010 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Link explains it.

Thank you for the link you provided however it really doesn't answer my question. I have been using tables in parts of the document but there are certain areas where I just haven't been able to make tables work and it doesn't matter in these areas if the length of the area changes because it won't mess up the the rest of the form.

What I need to be able to do is format those fields to always be underlined. Word 2007's help has instructions on how to do that and I have followed those instructions exactly. However when a user enters information into the field, the underlining disappears. So there must be something I'm missing.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2010 9:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Link you provided

I think the link answered it. Word does not do this as we expected when we protect the form.

Many will write back that either I didn't answer this or that there should be a way. The link again writes about it.

Someday maybe MS will fix it.

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