Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Entering Information Quickly in a Computerized Form
2. Click where you want to place a control, and then create the control
by clicking a Controls button followed by the Properties button on the
Developer tab.
Here are instructions for creating three types of controls:
Drop-down list: A drop-down list is a menu that “drops” when you
open it to reveal different option choices (refer to Figure 1-8). Click
the Drop-Down List Content Control button and then the Properties
button. You see the Content Control Properties dialog box, as shown
in Figure 1-9. For each option you want to place on the drop-down
list, click the Add button, and in the Add Choice dialog box, enter the
option’s name in the Display Name text box and click OK, as shown
in Figure 1-9.
Combo box: Like a drop-down list, a combo box “drops” to reveal
choices. However, as well as choosing an option on the drop-down
list, data-entry clerks can enter information in the box (refer to
Figure 1-8). Click the Combo Box Content Control button and then
the Properties button. In the Content Control Properties dialog box,
enter option names the same way you enter them in a drop-down
list, as shown in Figure 1-9.
Date picker: A date picker is a mini-calendar from which data-entry
clerks can enter a date (refer to Figure 1-8). Click the Date Picker
Content Control button and then the Properties button. In the
Content Control Properties dialog box, choose a display format for
dates and click OK.
Figure 1-9:
Click the
Add button
to create
options for a
drop-down
menu or
combo box.
3. Click the Save button to save your template.
Now you’re ready to use your newly made form to enter data.
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