December 15, 2011

Creating Custom Properties in Word 2007

In the previous article, I have explained about creating custom properties in word 2003. In this article, we will see how to create custom properties in word 2007.
It is slightly different from word 2003 and involves the following steps.
1. Open the Microsoft Word 2007 and create a new word document.
2. For creating the Bookmark, we need Developer Tools option in the Microsoft Word Menu.
3. Hence, lets enable it by following the steps below
     a) Click the Microsoft Office button -> word options-> popular tab-> In the “top options for
         working with word” -> select the check box named “show Developer tab in the Ribbon”
     b) You will a see the tab like shown below

4.Now we will create the bookmark.
5. Select Developer Tab option-> select the legacy control as shown below
6. Here we are going to use only text boxes which is shown in the controls as “ab” as shown above in the red mark.
7. Now, Insert the text box control (a gray shaded portion will be inserted)
8. Now click on the text box inserted or properties in the developer tab to set the properties. You will see the properties window (Text Form Field Options) will pop up as shown below.

9. You have many options in that. But we are using only Bookmark option here. We will give the bookmark name as “CompanyName” as shown below.
10. Now we have to assign and link this property by giving a name to it.
11. Click Microsoft Office Button -> Prepare ->Properties  you will see as below.
12. Click on the Advanced properties you will see the pop up window as shown below
13. Click on the custom tab and give a name to the field you are going to create
(here used  ComapanyName ) in the Name field.

14. Then click link to the content in the source. You will see a list of source available. So here we will see the “Company Name” created as shown below.
15. Clicking ADD you will see the custom properties being created in the properties as below
16. That’s it. We have created a bookmark and set it as a Custom Property in the word.

17. If the user enters a value in the bookmark, then the value will be set to the created property as shown below.

Thats it. Enjoy!


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