How to Create Fillable Forms in Microsoft Word 2010

Microsoft Word has many good features and one of them is . to make fillable Form. Electronic forms are efficient way of data collection. You can use text boxes, check boxes, combo and drop-down lists, date-picker and picture-content controls for your form creation. But before Create Fillable Forms in Microsoft Word 2010, you need to Enable Developer tab in Word 2010, click here to click here to Enable Developer tab in Word 2010.

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How to Create Fillable Forms in Microsoft Word 2010

  • After adding Developer tab in Microsoft Word 2010 main ribbon read below steps to make Fillable Forms in Microsoft Word 2010.Developer Tab
  • Now type any text in a word document, i.e. First Name:, then 2 times press space button.Word 2010 Form Text
  • Now click on Plain Text Content Control in the Controls area of the Developer ribbon.Plain Text Control
  • Then you will see something like this in your document:Word 2010 Form Text
  • Now click on Restrict Editing button in Developer Tab.
  • Then you will see a side bar with restrict formatting and editing options. Restrict Options
  • Now select Allow only this type of editing in the document box
  • Select Filling in forms from dropdown beneath it
  • Now click on Yes, start enforcing protection button. Then a popup will appear prompting to password protect the document, Here we don’t want to do that, so simply click the  OK button without entering any passwords.
  • So it is a basic type of fillable form

 

Below are some more options to Create Fillable Forms in Microsoft Word 2010.

  • Picture Content Control – Allows user to insert an image
  • Building Block Gallery Content Control – Allows user to insert Quickparts
  • Combo Box Content Control – Allows user to insert a combination of text and building blocks
  • Drop-Down List Content Control – Allows user to choose from a drop-down list
  • Date Picker Control – Restricts user to inputting a valid date
  • Check Box Content Control – Allows user to choose from a check box.
  • Legacy Tools – Allow for the use of tools from previous versions of Active X.
  • To make your filled fields more useful, it’s best to use a Table, and some formatting to create something like this:

 

 

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