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In Microsoft Word, there is no built-in functionality to force a user to select only one Check Box Form Field out of a group of check boxes.
For example, if you have three check boxes: Yes, No, and Undecided, the user can select more than one at a time. However, you want to limit the user to selecting only one check box.
This article describes a method using Visual Basic for Applications that you can use to force a user to select only one check box from a group of check boxes.
Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro demonstrates two groups of check boxes on a form. One group contains check boxes named Yes, No, and Undecided; the other group contains check boxes named True and False. When you select one of the check boxes in the group, the other check boxes are cleared.
To use this macro for any check box grouping within your document, assign ToggleCheckBoxOnEntry() as the Entry macro for every Check Box Form Field in the group.
For more information about Select Case statement, click the Office Assistant while in the Visual Basic Editor, type Select Case statement, click Search, and then click to view "Select Case statement."
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176476For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176476/EN-US/ )OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/181058/EN-US/ )OFF98: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 182427 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 2.1