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Question regarding list boxes in Microsoft Word and how to perform calculations RRS feed

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  • Good Day,

    I am new to programming / designing forms in Microsoft Word. I am using Word 2003.

    I have been asked to make a template for our change management system.

    What I would like to do is this:

    Column 1 --> Question to ask User
    Column 2 --> Choice of Answers for User

    Column 1                                                                                                            Column 2
    Is the implementation date within the change window?             List Box with options: Yes, No
    How many services are affected by this change?                      List box with options: 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9
    How technically complex is the change?                                   List box with options: Extremely, Very, Minimal, Low


    I want to be able to calculate the risk of this change. The risk is determined by the weight of each answer in the list box.

    So, if you chose these options:

    Column 1                                                                                    Column 2
    Is the implementation date within the change window?             Yes  (worth 5 points)
    How many services are affected by this change?                      1 to 3 (worth 8 points)
    How technically complex is the change?                                   Extremely (worth 10 points)

    The risk would be 23 ( 5 + 8 + 10)

    I would then like the Risk amount to be displayed in a field. If the user changes their answers, the total should should update.

    Is this something that is easy to do in Word?

    Thanks,

    Jennifer
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:05 PM

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