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8. Forms and Fields > 70. Fake (and Easy) Fill-in Forms

Fake (and Easy) Fill-in Forms

This hack shows you how to quickly create “click-to-replace” text in any document.

People use Word templates to store boilerplate text for letters and contracts. However, they often create novel approaches to mark the replaceable text in the template or document, as shown in Figure 8-1.

A document with text to be filled in
Figure 8-1. A document with text to be filled in

To remove all the brackets and keep the correct spacing in the sample agreement above requires some serious cursor gymnastics. It would be better if the person filling out the agreement could just click and type at each of the places that needed new text. You can do that with a MACROBUTTON field that runs a nonexistent macro.

Wherever you want to note an area in the text that should be filled in, do the following:


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