Does anyone know of a way to indicate percentage or step completed graphically in a word document? I was trying conditional formating on cells in a word table or excel table. I don't VB, so it appears it would be difficult to do. May be able to turn radio buttons on and off with transitions. The ultimate goal would be to have a bar chart or progress bar similar to file install in windows. I think it may be more work than what it's worth.
You might consider moving away from trying to store the values "inside" Word or Excel and just graphically represent it on the face of your datacard for ease of visibility. As a user, I don't ever want to open an application to see this from a high level.