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    Mad Morticia Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 12, 2009, 07:04 PM
    How to set up Word 2007 to auto-fill text?
    I have search all over just to add a simple field or form to a template, that I can reuse in the documents I create. What I really want is a place-holder text called "Purchaser Name", and another called "Client Name", so that in a new document I could just click anywhere on "Purchaser Name" and "Client Name" (NOT select and type), fill in the names, and in the rest of the document where I placed the "Purchaser Name" and "Client Name" would automagically update/fill in.

    I found an answer that works at How to set up Word to auto-paste/auto-fill text? - Yahoo! Answers, but it seems so convoluted to have to open the Document Properties, select the field and change the value for each new document. Any Word 2007 experts that can find a simpler way to accomplish this?

    PS: The above link may help with the question asked "Creating a template in Word 2007 with auto-populate" in the thread: Perhaps it is too old to reply to it?

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    Mar 17, 2010, 07:25 AM
    Hi Morticia,

    I had a very same problem, and it was really really really annoying me. Lookeud up your links and they very really useless. So did little more searching and little trying and found a solution.

    1. Activate empty space in ad document
    2. Go to Insert tab
    3. Click Quick Parts
    4. Click Document Property
    5. And there you have variety of different fields. F.e use manager for person name or whatever :) Click it.
    6. Now you have created field for "manager" what is equal everywhere in the document.
    7. Fill it with information you need (didn't see any restrictions there).
    NB! Be sure that after you typed your repiting text the "manager" field ends - if not it takes text from after your typing to other "manager" fields too.
    8. Now wherever you need reuse "manager" field just repeat the topics 1-5 and voilą you have same name now in new place too.


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    Jan 19, 2011, 02:01 PM
    Hi Wbr,
    Your post works, but when I lock the document, it only seems to work if I select the "manager" field first. If not, it is locked and can't be edited. Also once text in inserted it can't be changed. Any advise?
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    Jul 11, 2012, 09:46 AM
    At the first appearance of your repeating data, insert a fill-in field, name it in the "Bookmark" field, and check "Calculate on exit".

    All other appearances of the same data:
    Go to "Insert" - "Quick Parts" - "Field" - "Ref" - (select the appropriate bookmark name) - then select "Suppress all non-delimiter chars"

    Once you enter the data in the first field, it should auto-populate into the other "Quick Parts" fields.

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