Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The selected template — in this case, the Message template — is ready for editing.
When you first look at the form in the Forms Designer, it may look like the form it is based on —
in this case, the Message form. You see the To and CC and Subject fields and a large field to enter
the message body. But a moment’s observation will reveal that it is very different:
n The ribbon, named the Developer ribbon , displays an assortment of tools you use in
designing your form. It is not the usual ribbon that you see displayed on the Message form.
n The Field Chooser lists the various fields available for the form.
n The form itself has nine tabs, some of which have meaningless names such as P.2 and P.3.
n The background of the form — although perhaps not clearly visible in the figure — displays
a grid of dots.
These factors show you that the form is in design mode, ready to be modified as needed.
Using Other Form Templates
You are not limited to using the form templates in the Standard Forms Library. There may be other
templates available, installed by your IT department, and you can also use custom forms that you
have designed previously as a template.