O'Reilly logo

Office 2013 In Depth by Joe Habraken

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Building a Form with Form Controls

You can build online forms using form fields, also referred to as form controls. The control is a placeholder for the text that is input by the user of the form. Form controls can consist of text fields, check boxes, or drop-down lists. Your form controls can also include help text, which is useful in getting the appropriate type of response for a particular field on the form.

The various form fields or controls are accessed via the Developer tab of the Ribbon. This tab is not included on the Ribbon by default, so you need to enable it. Select File to go to Word’s Backstage. Then click Options.

In the Word Options window, select Customize Ribbon in the Customize Ribbon list (on the right of the window). Select ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required