Add a Drop-Down List Box: MS Word

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Use the easy steps below to create a customized drop-down list field on a form in MS Word.

  1. Open the template and remove protection from the form.
  2. Click the Drop-down Form Field button.
  3. Double-click the field to see the dialog box.
  4. Type each choice for the drop-down list and click Add. Arrange them in the order you prefer.
  5. Click OK.

The form displays the typical arrow next to the field. When you click it, the choices are displayed.

You can use these same techniques to create an online form for the Web. In this case, however, use the tools on the Web Tools toolbar to create the form fields, which has many of the same controls as the Forms toolbar.

Go ahead and experiment with it. I know you're going to have a lot of fun with it.

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