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Remove content controls from completed Word document, and retain text RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have purchased a template package that utilizes content controls.  Using this technology, you can create "master" pages to be reused without starting from scratch.  The problem is the finished document it generates.  A document filled with "filled" content controls, and awkward for users to move around in it (with all the popups content controls create).  Is there a way to remove content controls and retain the text with the controls after the document has been created?

    I cannot simply go into the templates and set properties to "Remove contents when content controls are edited," because we will then lose the ability to create the master documents than can be reused.

    Saturday, November 5, 2011 6:33 PM

Answers

  • If the original document is saved as a template document then it shouldn't matter if the 'Remove content controls when contents are edited' box is ticked as the new document created from the template will not affect the actual stored template.
    • Marked as answer by Rex Zhang Monday, November 14, 2011 2:09 AM
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 1:59 PM

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  • If the original document is saved as a template document then it shouldn't matter if the 'Remove content controls when contents are edited' box is ticked as the new document created from the template will not affect the actual stored template.
    • Marked as answer by Rex Zhang Monday, November 14, 2011 2:09 AM
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 1:59 PM
  • This code gets rid of list controls as well (that will not delete by setting property to Remove controls when contents are edited):

    For each cc in rng.ContentControls
          cc.Delete
    Next

    Monday, December 5, 2011 10:39 PM