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    Using Drop Down List Content Control

    When I am in design mode and am adding options to a Drop Down List Content control field, I get two texts to fill in; "Display Name" and "Value"
    My thoughts were that I could enter two separate texts, i.e something simple for "Display name" and more complex for "Value" but it seems that whichever field I fill in, the other mirrors it exactly. Is there a trick to this?
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    Re: Using Drop Down List Content Control

    By default, Word fills both with the same value. You can delete/edit/overtype either one.
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    Re: Using Drop Down List Content Control

    Okay, that was easy. It still doesn't give me what I want though.
    I want a dropdown of nominal dimensions (which the user would know) but I want it to show real dimensions (which the user may not know)
    For example, a 2x4 piece of lumber is actually 1.5 x 3.5.
    I want them to see "2x4" in the dropdown but when chosen, "1.5x3.5" will appear in the field. Is that possible?

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    Re: Using Drop Down List Content Control

    Thank you! I think that is exactly what I need. It gives me something to play around with, at any rate. Color this thread solved.

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