Prompting for repeating input with ASK


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Prompting for repeating input with ASK

The Microsoft Word merge field Ask is similar to Fill-in, but it has a couple of different behaviors. Fill-in takes a piece of data entered by the user and sticks it into each letter. Ask creates a bookmark to hold the text temporarily and stores that user-entered value in the bookmark. Then you add a corresponding Ref field, a reference field, that says go grab the value that the user put in that bookmark and stuff it into the letter where I place the Ref field.

Here is why we will use Ask. The location of the meeting occurs twice in the letter. The first time it's listed in paragraph one, the second time in paragraph three. Now if we were lazy, we could use Fill- in and say location one, location two and enter the same information twice, but if we misspell it once, it's going to look icky. We're going to use the Ask field to ask the user at the time of merge, where is the meeting going to be held? Then we'll drop in two reference fields to drop that information into the le...

Prompting for repeating input with ASK
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Prompting for repeating input with ASK provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Gini Courter as part of the Word 2010: Mail Merge in Depth

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Business
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