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Word's Submit Button

by hfrederick / September 17, 2006 1:05 AM PDT

I have a survy I would like to send out to my staff at work and I would like for them once they are finished to push the submit button that I have created in word and have the whole survy emailed to me. I have tried saving it as a web page but still no luck. Anyone know what is up?

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What code is 'behind' the submit button?
by Kees Bakker / September 17, 2006 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Word's Submit Button

And, maybe even more important, how did come there?

And another point:
You don't tell anything about the context and environment.
- If, for example, you have Outlook coupled to MS Exchange (not very unlikely, if you've got a "staff"), you can use an Outlook form (your IT-staff should be able to make it, if you can't do it yourself).
- If your company has a webserver, an html-form, coupled to some server-side database could be the solution.

Word might have been the wrong tool to start with. Jut a possibility, of course, not a certainty.

And please tell what version of MS Office you use.


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by hfrederick / September 17, 2006 4:26 AM PDT

That's the thing I don't know what code I just went to instert and Submit box and then in the action field I put mailto:(my email) and then nothing happend. The form isn't on a web server but I really don't get why I would have to and I am on a mac running Office 2004

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Sorry I can't help.
by Kees Bakker / September 17, 2006 6:43 AM PDT
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Your answer is clear enough, but I can't investigate it, because I don't have Office 2004 for Mac (in fact, I've got Office XP for Windows XP).

Maybe wait for somebody else, or try one of the two Mac forums if no response comes here.


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by hfrederick / September 17, 2006 9:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry I can't help.

Shouldn't it be the same though. I mean it looks the same it acts the same can you at least tell me what you would do on a PC?

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Re: submit-button
by Kees Bakker / September 17, 2006 4:08 PM PDT
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You pointed me to an territory unknown to me, but it even exists in Word 2000: the submit-button. I've got a Dutch version of Office, but I'll give you a raw translation of the Word help for "form controls you want to use on web-pages". It starts with:

"You can use form controls on a web page you want to use to collect data. These are standard html-controls as used on the internet. Because these forms might need extra server support, it's advisable to cooperate with your network or website manager when designing the form."

Ain't that a perfect advice?

A mailto-action for the html-form should work without extra server support. All you can try: open the html-form you made in your browser (not in Word!) and see if it works. If it doesn't contact your IT-staff for help. But there's a good chance it will, in my opinion.

Hope this helps.


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by entrecon / September 17, 2006 11:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: submit-button

A quick note here:

Security can be set-up that would stop macros and scripts from running. Additionally accessing e-mail from a script can be blocked. This adds to the problem of diagnossing the problem if we don't know what security is on the machines.

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