Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to electronic forms, part of Word 2010: Forms in Depth.
There's no shortage of applications you can use to create electronic forms in Microsoft Office 2010.…I even have a friend who created the United States IRS 1040 Form in…Microsoft PowerPoint.…I don't recommend it, but it's possible.…Let's take a look at the tools that are actually designed to create forms.…First, Microsoft Access.…Access creates forms that users can view or enter data into the tables of an…Access database with.…So if you have an Access database, you would almost always create your forms…within Microsoft Access.…
Excel is also a fine form creation tool and I would tend to develop forms in…Excel if they were calculation-heavy, because in Excel, every time I change…data, then my calculations will change as well.…The same is true with Access, but Excel is more broadly used.…The newest form tool in Microsoft Office is called InfoPath.…It's an amazing form tool.…It's the form tool of choice if you're going to create forms and post them on a SharePoint site.…InfoPath has a lot of the power of Excel and Access, but it is also very easy to…
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
Web Form Design Best Practiceswith Luke Wroblewski3h 46m Appropriate for all
Word 2010: Mail Merge in Depthwith Gini von Courter1h 31m Intermediate
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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