Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting set up and looking at form design, part of Word 2007: Forms in Depth.
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Many Word users never create forms, so the form creation tools in Word 2007…are hidden by default, and that results in a simpler interface for novice Word users.…We're going to display the Form Creation Controls and other Developer features…so that we can create forms.…In Word 2007, click the Office button, choose Word Options, and immediately…you'll see Show Developer tab in the Ribbon.…These are the most popular options that people want to change.…So the Developer tab will have everything that we require to make forms.…
You'll also notice that other popular option here which is, if you're in…Microsoft Outlook and you're tired of it opening your Word attachments in…Reading view, this is where you turn it off; not in Outlook.…Now that we've changed the Developer tab in the Ribbon, let's say OK.…When we come back, here it is right here, and I'm going to click to show that tab.…The controls that we use for forms have been redesigned since Word 2003.…They're called Content Controls and we see them right here in this group on the…
AuthorGini von Courter
Prerequisite Course: Word 2007 Essential Training
- Customizing pre-built Microsoft.com templates
- Inserting content controls
- Saving a form as a template
- Troubleshooting form issues
- Understanding Building Blocks
- Creating a schema using the Content Control Toolkit
Skill Level Intermediate
Web Form Design Best Practiceswith Luke Wroblewski3h 46m Appropriate for all
Word 2007: Formatting Long Documentswith David Rivers4h 41m Intermediate
Word 2007: Mail Merge in Depthwith Gini von Courter1h 37m Intermediate
1. Getting to Know Word Forms
Formatting form tables7m 33s
2. Inserting Form Controls to Capture Data
3. Finishing a Form
4. Creating Internal Forms with Building Blocks
5. Creating Controls That Repeat Data
What's next?5m 13s
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