How do I create a drop down list in a form using Word?



Donna
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
I am trying to create a form using a drop down list. When I put the names in
to the list and say "OK" the name showing is defaulting to whatever is first
on the list. It does not give a drop down list. I also would like it to
fill the field if you start typing a name from the list.

Donna

Anne Troy
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi, Donna. Your questions are answered here:
http://www.officearticles.com/word/create_a_fill-in_form_in_microsoft_word.htm

Specifically, how to create a "blank" choice, and protecting the document
are what you need to pay attention to.
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"Donna" <Donna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:654A89D9-F5F9-4A69-B7F4-F6E7CDA87975@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to create a form using a drop down list. When I put the names
in
> to the list and say "OK" the name showing is defaulting to whatever is
first
> on the list. It does not give a drop down list. I also would like it to
> fill the field if you start typing a name from the list.
>
> Donna
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
You must protect the document for forms before your dropdown list field is
usable.

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"Donna" <Donna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:654A89D9-F5F9-4A69-B7F4-F6E7CDA87975@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to create a form using a drop down list. When I put the names
in
> to the list and say "OK" the name showing is defaulting to whatever is
first
> on the list. It does not give a drop down list. I also would like it to
> fill the field if you start typing a name from the list.
>
> Donna
>

Charles Kenyon
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." Check this
in help. For more about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/FillinTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles. You may also want to look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/LinesInForms.htm.

You will need to protect the document (template) for forms. Unfortunately,
it won't let you start typing to select. So far as I know, you have to use
the mouse.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"Donna" <Donna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:654A89D9-F5F9-4A69-B7F4-F6E7CDA87975@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to create a form using a drop down list. When I put the names
>in
> to the list and say "OK" the name showing is defaulting to whatever is
> first
> on the list. It does not give a drop down list. I also would like it to
> fill the field if you start typing a name from the list.
>
> Donna
>


How do I create a drop down list in a form using Word?