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From: Brownell, Melody
Date: May 31, 2005 6:28AM

We have a SS number field on a form that is three text areas rather than one long text field. Because of the back-end processing on our mainframe we can't make it one field - it has to be three separate fields.

Question: How do I associate the label with three different text fields so that the user knows there are three parts to filling in their SS number? They need to know that the first field is for the first three numbers of the SS, the 2nd is for the next three numbers and the 3rd is for the last four.

Thanks for the help.

Melody Brownell
Sr. Web Consultant
Principal Financial Group

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