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REF fields that work in all directions.

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Is it possible to create several fields in a Word document (MS Word for Mac 2008) that copies the content to each other?

For instance, 5 address fields. If I fill in or change something in one field, the content of all the other fields will also be changed. Is it possible?

The problem is that I have to type all kind of information many times (F.i. address, name, date of birth, diagnoses, etc.)

I tried something with the REF command but that works only in one direction. I need something that works in all directions.

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You need to create a Content Control box to transform the field-in forms to add the same information in multiple locations. Firstly, you need to activate the developer mode. From the Developer go to RichText Content Control or Plain Content Control (Aa icon) in order to create a Content Control box. Right click on the Content Control to copy it. Don't use CTRL + V or right click Paste, instead use Home > Paste > Paste Special > Paste Link. Do this for every field you have and when you enter text in one box, it should be added to all the boxes.

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