Preparation of legal forms as templates

I have been a Word Perfect user for years but am now converting to Word.  In 
Word Perfect if I wanted to create a form to be used over and over again  I 
simply created a "new project" and inserted the variable fields into the form 
and then when I opened a project filled in the variable information and I had 
a completed form for use with deeds, wills, etc.  I have researched 
extensively online and within the Word program itself but can't seem to 
locate a similar feature in Word other than Mail Merge which could do the job 
but really doesn't fit.  Can anyone help me?
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Most probably a userform is what you will want to use, (however the Content 
Controls that are available in later versions of Word might also be 

See the following pages of Greg Maxey's website:

Greg also has several pages on the use of Content Controls (which I have not 
had occasion to use)

You might also be interested in the last of the following series of 

Please Fill Out This Form
Part 1: Create professional looking forms in Word

Part 2: Adding Automation to your Word forms.

Part 3: Learn more VBA (macros) to automate your forms.

Part 4: Use custom dialog boxes in your Word forms

Part 5: Connect your AutoForm to a database to save input time and keep
better records!

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via

"judykayand" <> wrote in message
> I have been a Word Perfect user for years but am now converting to Word. 
> In
> Word Perfect if I wanted to create a form to be used over and over again 
> I
> simply created a "new project" and inserted the variable fields into the 
> form
> and then when I opened a project filled in the variable information and I 
> had
> a completed form for use with deeds, wills, etc.  I have researched
> extensively online and within the Word program itself but can't seem to
> locate a similar feature in Word other than Mail Merge which could do the 
> job
> but really doesn't fit.  Can anyone help me? 

5/11/2010 9:11:06 PM

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