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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Open new Word Doc

    Hello db,

    I have built a form in Word and another in Access. I can populate the fields in Access and press a button; this is coded so the Word doc opens with the fields filled in with the info from Access.

    Problem: users on the server and my computer sometimes save the word doc w/o changing the path or word file name. Now the main doc is filled out. If the next user leaves a field blank the info from the last save will populate instead of remaining blank.

    If you fine gurus could help Id be very thankful: Id like to open the word doc with a unique name as to not corrupt the main word file.

    Thanks for your help!!!

  2. #2
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    Just make the blank Word file read only. The users should catch on pretty quickly!

    -PatP
    In theory, theory and practice are identical. In practice, theory and practice are unrelated.

  3. #3
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    Open new Word Doc

    Thanks PatP. I did that and presented it to the head user and he wasn't sold.
    Any other ideas?

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    open it as a template
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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