We’ve thousands of Word documents to transfer to LibreOffice (and back). Using LibreOffice, we save these doc as odt and enhance the documents contents. Finally, the documents are converted to docx for the end users to use them.
The documents contain Word classic Form Fields, along with Form Field Status Bar text. In the original MS Word documents this text appears in the status bar when the document is protected for form filling, explaining what the user has to insert for that particular field.
For some reason these Form Field status bar annotations get lost in the conversion. Even when saving the odt back to doc/docx, they are gone.
Is there a way to keep these Form Field status bar annotations? Are they still available after conversion to odt? Then how can we access them?
Is there a way to convert them to an alternative function, so that the user can get instructions/help while filling in the forms?
The users won’t accept working without fill in instructions. There are many of them in these documents. A solution is necessary to get LibreOffice acceptance.