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August 25, 2005

 

Forms in Word

Did you know that you can create "protected" forms using Microsoft word?
Use this form for getting information from new job seekers, employees or customers.

1. Start Word
2. Insert a table with 2 columns and 5 rows.
3. Type Name in the first cell.
4. Click in the next cell and then select "Text form field" button on Forms toolbar. If the forms toolbar is not visible, right click on any toolbar and choose Forms from the context menu.


5. Right click on the newly added form field and choose Properties. Set the Maximum length to 56 or any number you prefer. Select Title Case as text format for the name field. Now click on "Add Help Text..." button to create a tooltip that will help the applicant. The help message will also appear on the status bar.
6. Type Address in the next cell.
7. Add a text form field as explained above in the next cell.
8. Type City in the next row and add Drop down form field instead of Text form field. Add the city choices for e.g. Mumbai, Pune, Delhi.
9. Type Gender and create two Check box fields. Male and female.
10. In the salary Expected field add the Text form field as you did in the first step, but select "Number" as type instead of text so that the applicant can not type any text in the salary field (only numbers). You can also choose the format of the number.
11. Finally select Tools - Protect document and add a password. (Make sure that the "Forms" check box is selected.

Save the document and send it to clients/ students.
Now you can expect to get the information in the right "FORM"!

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