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Repeat Table Data in MS Word Template

by jaswinder_rana / November 16, 2006 4:44 AM PST

Hi:
I am create a template in MS Word. I have few from fields in a table row. What i want is when i add a new row, all the fields in the first are automatically copied or added to new row. Like following


Program information
Program Code


{table}
{tr}
Course Name {text box}
Date {text box}
{/tr}
{/table}

So, when i add a new row, it should be like this (by default with empty fields)

{table}
{tr}
Course Name {text box}
Date {text box}
{/tr}
{tr}
Course Name {text box}
Date {text box}
{/tr}
{/table}


IS IT POSSIBLE??

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I don't understand your question ...
by Kees Bakker / November 16, 2006 5:26 PM PST

for two reasons:
1. The representation of the table that appears doesn't look like a MS Word table.
2. Why do you use the word "template" here. Does it make any difference in the behavior of Word if the table is in a template (.dot) or in a document (.doc)?

You've got a one line table with some text in the cells in that one line. If you type a tab in the last field of the last line of the table, Word extends the table with a new empty line. That's the way Word behaves.
I get the impression you want something to happen automatically with that empty new line. Its contents should be copied from line #1. That's not the way Word behaves, I'm afraid. Use copy/paste for that.

If I'm wrong, please clarify.

Kees

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Frankly? Word may be the wrong application.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2006 9:39 PM PST

That looks like something better suited to a database and for the output some report. Even a spreadsheet might do better then some print formatter.

Don't have those? http://www.openoffice.org

Bob

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Just wanted to make sure
by jaswinder_rana / November 17, 2006 4:57 AM PST

I know i cant do it in MS Word. I just wanted to make sure i was right because where i work they wanted to do something like this.

I did tell them that Copy/Paste would be what they need to do, but just wanted to make sure i dint miss something.

Thanks

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Work = pay! I have good news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2006 8:26 AM PST

Since they pay by the hour why not plug in your iPod and zone out while you perform a mindless task? It's amazing they hand out such things.

Bob

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Indeed
by jaswinder_rana / November 18, 2006 9:20 AM PST

You are right. But then you have to remember they dont know much about computers and for them it can do anything they want. I can say, but they wont take no becaues THEY think it can be done.

So, i have to go logically. Now i can show them this hread and emphasize my point. That is one of the problems working with non-technical people, but then again, that is how many people have their jobs.

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