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01-08-2012, 02:44 PM
I receive a Microsoft Word form from an organization.
When I go to print - it prints the associated fields from the organization
and not the data that was entered in the fields
ie: <%=purchaseOrder.getVendorName(page Context)%>

I have:
- saved the document to the desktop: same problem
- copied to another computer: prints normal
- installed & opened & print with Open Office: print normal
- uninstalled & re-installed Microsoft Office: no change , still prints the fields

any suggestions of how to correct this?

Thank you

01-08-2012, 03:25 PM
What version of Word are you using ?

Have you tried saving as PDF - does it save the entered text ?

01-08-2012, 03:27 PM
Word 2007
Saving as pdf does same thing: <%=purchaseOrder.getVendorName(page Context)%>

02-08-2012, 03:24 PM
anyone have any further thoughts on this?

02-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Find and rename Normal.dot to Normal.old and try again see if that changes anything.

Save the old Normal.dot this way so you can change back if necessary because you have special setups etc.

02-08-2012, 04:39 PM
Been thinking about it :)

Have a read / Fiddle with the following instructions https://askdrexel.drexel.edu/app/answers/detail/a_id/2308/~/how-to%3A-print-field-code-values-instead-of-code-in-word-2007-document.

Just looked at mine Word 2010- check to see what options you have.


May or may not be of any help.

02-08-2012, 04:42 PM
Excellent suggestions: will implement & report back
Thank you!

02-08-2012, 05:10 PM
Print field codes instead of their values was not selected

02-08-2012, 08:37 PM
Assume that means its working as it should now ?

If so, amazing what trouble a single tick can do :)

02-08-2012, 09:03 PM
no sorry didn't explain clearly,
when I check the setting it was already cleared.
so problem still exists.

we need to ponder a little more.

02-08-2012, 11:52 PM
Have you tried the Normal.dot solution?

03-08-2012, 10:51 AM
Have you tried the Normal.dot solution?

Sorry, not quite yet - will do next & report back - thank you

08-08-2012, 09:35 AM
I tried deleting the Normal.dot template - but alas no change - word is still printing the field link.

08-08-2012, 09:37 AM
Try coping and pasting the doc into new doc.

08-08-2012, 09:41 AM
Hmmm - brilliant
will do
although - if this works, what will that prove?
as I get these attachments quite frequently - I won't want to have to copy & paste each time.

08-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Well, you could always hire someone to do it:p

08-08-2012, 03:53 PM
another brilliant Idea !!