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Create a form in Microsoft Word

First, make sure you can see the Developer tab Word’s Ribbon.

If not…

1.    On the File tab, go to Options > Customize Ribbon.

2.    Under Customize the Ribbon > under Main Tabs > select the Developer check box > Add > OK


If you can see the Developer tab

1.    Click the Developer tab on the top menu.

2.    Under the group Controls, click the Legacy Tools button (the small briefcase with a spanner). A drop-down list of icons appears. …

3.    Under the section Legacy Form, click the tick check box icon or ab free text box – it’s the ones you usually need.  Word creates a check box/text field  at the cursor position. …

4.    By the way, you cannot use the checkbox in design mode.


FTo Lock the file with a password…

  • Click Review tab > Under the group Protect > Select Restrict Editing
  • In the Right-hand column that opens,
  • Click number 2 – allow only this type of editing > filling in form
  • Then Yes, start enforcing protection > enter a password or leave blank if you don’t want to enter one.


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