Auto update of content controls

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Auto update of content controls

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Hello,

I have a Word issue that would easily be fixed in Excel, but we have to use a Word table.

I'd like my user to enter a Sunday date in the first row of a table, and have the rest of the week dates automatically fill in. I've enclosed a sample document. We want to be able to enter a Sunday date in the first row, and have the other six dates fill in. Each cell in the first column needs to say the weekday name and the day when finished.

Thanks for any help.
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Sorry, the document started out with content controls, thus the subject. But if it's easier without the controls, that's workable.
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Are you able to use macros in your work environment? If not, you would need fields, not content controls.
http://www.msofficeforums.com/word/3871 ... orial.html
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yes, I'm comfortable with VBA
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Do you really need to do this in Word? This is the kind of thing Excel excels at...
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I agree with Hans that Excel is better.
In Word, with Content Controls, each control needs a tag and title.
You would want a Private Sub Document_ContentControlOnExit in the ThisDocument part of your vba project.
That would check for the tag or title of the content control and if it is your starting one, populate dates in the others in the desired format.
VBA date calculations are far easier than field date calculations.

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I agree it would be much easier in Excel. Unfortunately this is a local government form given to us in Word that we must fill out and submit. The final version needs to be a Word document. I'm just trying to make it easier for our person to fill the form out. Seems unnecessary to me that all 7 days must be filled out individually (as is set up now on the form). I'm trying to give our person the ability to just enter in one date per week.
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How do I capture the value entered into a content control? I don't see a property.
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found it. CoontentControl.Range.Text
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Solution found and implemented. Thanks for your direction on this. :clapping:
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Thanks for the update!
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Glad we could help. Thank you for posting the solution. It may help others.