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When you insert forms fields into Word table cells and then change the text direction to vertical, the Form Field Options dialog box does not display the correct bookmark names for the form fields. Instead, it displays the same name for all vertical form fields, Text<n>, where <n> stands for a number that is at least the count of the form fields in the document, incremented by 1.
If you change the form field options for one of the vertical form fields, the number of the form field is again incremented.
When you give user-defined names to the vertical form fields instead of the predefined Text<n> names, these also are changed to a name of the form Text<n>, if you modify the form field orientation.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/276367/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1Do not change the form field options after you change the text direction of the cells that contain the form fields to vertical.
Method 2Create a FormFieldOptions macro that stores the bookmark name before calling the Form Field Options dialog box and resets the bookmark name afterward.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.
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