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Utilizing a form to capture sample information.  Desire to have a hidden text box that appears when I mouse over the field.  the text box will contain brief instructions.

My method for filling in templates has usually been to use VBA with a dialog box and fields on this to gather the information - I'm not 100% sure of the best way to do what you are after - POSSIBLY using the legacy controls and inserting an ActiveX textBox control would be the way to go - in this example, the field is called TextBox1 and the message is not especially helpful

Private Sub TextBox1_MouseMove(ByVal Button As Integer, ByVal Shift As Integer, ByVal X As Single, ByVal Y As Single)
MsgBox "hi mum"
End Sub

but it would work!

I'm not sure what level you need this reply at, so if you need more information please do get back to me - if it helps, my direct email is
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards

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