Creating Forms in Word 2011 (Mac Version)
Creating Forms (using content controls)
Enabling Developer Tab
In order to make a form in Word 2011 you need to have the Developer Tab enabled in your ribbon. To do this:
Step 1: Go to the "Word" Menu and choose "Preferences"
Step 2: Click on "Ribbon" Under the "Personal Settings" Section
Step 3: Under the "Customize" section there is a scrolling list; click on the box next to "Developer"
Add Content Controls
Step 1: Design the form by sketching a layout first, or use an existing form as a guide. In your form, you can add content controls, tables, and other graphics elements.
Step 2: Make sure to click where you want to insert the control
On the Developer tab, in the Form Controls group, click the Text Box control or the Insert Frame Control.
Step 1: On the Developer tab, in the Form Controls group, click the Combo Box control.
Step 2: Click on Options
Step 3: To create a list of choices, type each option in the text field under "Drop-Down List item" and click Add.
Step 4: Repeat this step until all of the choices are in the drop-down list.
Note: To reorder the options, simply select the option you want to move and click on the up or down arrows to the side. To remove an option, select it and click "Remove."
Step 1: Right-click (ctrl + click) the content control that you want to change.
Step 2: Click Properties, and change the properties that you want.
Once you have finished your form, you will want to protect it so that only the fields that you have created are editable. To do this, click on the "Protect Form" button in the Form Controls group.