Well I don't do much with word so I don't think I would be much help. However I'm pretty sure that you are unlikely to get an answer with such a woolly question as that! Explain what you mean by validate; explain what you are trying to validate; show what you have already done, VBA code would be good. Don't explain I need this, this, that and the other, pick out "one" thing. you are more likely to get a single concise question answered than lots of related questions.