Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing the form, part of Word 2010: Forms in Depth.
So here's our beautiful, easy to use form that we created earlier and now we're…going to test the form.…Let me talk to you a little bit about how you think about testing a form.…The easiest way to test a form is to go get somebody who has nothing to do with it, …plop them down in front of it, open it up and say try to fill this out.…The reason that's a great way to do it, that naive user approach, is that…you already have in your head how this Form is going to work, somebody else…might have totally different thoughts about how they believe it should work,…and by watching somebody you can get a good idea about whether your form is…easy to use or not.…
But if you don't have easy access to somebody and you just want to do an…initial test, what you want to do is you'll want to check each and every item in the form.…In other words, the drop-down lists should behave like drop-down lists.…When you choose items, you should have the ability to re-choose a second item.…Text boxes should behave like text boxes.…
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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