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Quick Reference > Chapter 10 Creating Forms

Chapter 10 Creating Forms

Page 214 To display the Forms toolbar

On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Forms.

214 To insert a text form field

1.
Position the mouse pointer where you want to insert the field.

2.
On the Forms toolbar, click the Text Form Field button.

214 To enter a date form field

1.
Position the mouse pointer where you want to insert the field.

2.
On the Forms toolbar, click the Text Form Field button and then the Form Field Options button.

3.
In the Text Form Field Options dialog box, click the down arrow to the right of the Type box, and then click Date.

4.
Click the down arrow to the right of the Date format box, click a date format, and then click OK.

214 To insert a check box form field

1.
Position the mouse pointer where you want to insert the field.

2.
On the Forms toolbar, click the Check Box Form Field button and then the Form Field Options button.

3.
In the Check box size area, select a sizing option, click the up or down arrows to specify the size, if necessary, and then click OK.

214 To insert a drop-down form field

1.
Position the mouse pointer where you want to insert the field.

2.
On the Forms toolbar, click the Drop-Down Form Field button.

3.
On the Forms toolbar, click the Form Field Options button to open the Drop-Down Form Field Options dialog box.

4.
In the Drop-down item box, type an entry that will appear in the list, and then click Add.

5.
Repeat step 4 until all entries have been created, and then click OK.

220 To rearrange entries in a drop-down form field

In the Drop-down item box, select the item that you want to move, and click either the Move Up or Move Down arrow button.

220 To add a border to a form field

1.
Click the shaded area text form field.

2.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the down arrow to the right of the Border button, and click the border type you want.

220 To change the default value for a check box form field

1.
Double-click the check box.

2.
In the Check Box Form Field Options dialog box, in the Default value area, select an option for the check box’s default value, and then click OK.

220 To remove an item from a drop down form field menu

1.
Double-click the first drop-down form field.

2.
In the Drop-Down Form Field Options dialog box, in the Items in drop-down list box, click the item you want to remove, click Remove, and then click OK.

220 To move and size a text form field

1.
Click the text form field, and on the Forms toolbar, click the Insert Frame button.

2.
Drag the text box field where you want it, and then drag a selection handle to size the form field.

220 To remove form shading

On the Forms toolbar, click the Form Field Shading button.

220 To protect or unprotect a form

On the Forms toolbar, click the Protect Form button.

220 To protect a form with a password

1.
Click Protect Document on the Tools menu.

2.
In the Editing restrictions area of the Protect Document task pane, select Allow only this type of editing in the document, click the down arrow to the right of the text box, and then click Filling in forms.

3.
In the Start enforcement area, click Yes, Start Enforcing Protection to open the Start enforcing protection dialog box, then set the password and click OK.

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