Microsoft Word forms are an excellent way to collect information from employees and clients. To create forms in Word 2007, 2010, or 2013, you use controls located on the Developer tab in the Ribbon.
The Developer tab is not shown by default but once you activate it, it will always be available.
How to activate the Microsoft Word developer tab
Instructions are for Word 2007, 2010, and 2013.
- Click File > Options > Customize Ribbon.
- In the Customize the Ribbon column, select Main tabs from the drop-down list.
- Select Developer then click OK.
- Click the Office button.
- Click Word Options.
- On the Popular tab, select Show Developer tab in the Ribbon.
- Click OK.
The Developer tab contains all of the controls you need for creating and protecting your business forms, as well as template and add-in settings, and advanced tools for using macros, Visual Basic, and XML.