Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Inserting a ComboBox control, part of Word 2010: Forms in Depth.
There are two reasons you might use a combo box in a form.…The first reason is that you're not sure that you know all of the choices that…users would have to make. You might ask someone what state they're from and…provide a list of states, but then someone from a province or someone's from Guam…and they want a place to enter that information and you haven't allowed them…because you've only provided a list of fifty state abbreviations.…So the first is we may not have all of the information about how all of our…users would enter data in the form.…
The second possibility is that you have most of the information and you think…it's good enough. 90% of our users enter the same small set of values and we…would love to provide a very short drop-down list.…If we included every possible value, it would get really, really long and it…would be hard for users to scroll hundreds of items to choose the lesser used items.…So we make a management decision that says we're going to make it easy for…most of our users and a few people will have to type something and that's absolutely okay.…
AuthorGini von Courter
Prerequisite Course: Word 2010 Essential Training
- Setting up a form
- 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
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1. Getting to Know Word Forms
2. Inserting Form Controls to Capture Data
3. Finishing a Form
4. Creating Internal Forms with Building Blocks
5. Creating Controls That Repeat Data
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