by Becky Matthews
(Raleigh, NC, USA)
How do I edit a Microsoft Word 2000 document that was created as a form and then converted to a 2007 document? When I open the document in Word 2007 I can't make any changes.
The editing controls for Microsoft Word forms are not shown in the ribbon by default, so you have to activate the Developer tab to use them.
To show the Developer tab, do the following:
The Developer tab gives you access to the 2007 form controls, legacy controls (Word 2003), document protection, macro recording controls, xml editing, and template editing.
You use the Control and Protect groups for building and editing forms.
To create or edit the form fields, click Design Mode. This is a toggle switch, so when you are finished working with the form fields, click it again to turn off Design Mode.