Fill-in forms Word 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to create a lease form for my real estate company in Word 2010.  Here's what the document needs to have:

    1.  Keyboard prompts for the user to type in data (Landlord name, tenant name, monthly rent, start & end dates, etc)

    2.  The ability to have some of those fields repeat throughout the document. For instance, if the user types the Landlord name once, it should populate in other places throughout the document).

    3.  The ability for the user to jump from one data entry field to the next, rather than having to manually search for the text fields.

    Hopefully the above can be accomplished without complex programming. I've done some research about fill-in fields or control fields, but I can't get either to do #2 and #3 above.
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:43 PM


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  • Here are a couple of links to many articles on making forms:



    In the mousetrax link, read through the 5 part series "please fill out this form". that will answer most of your questions, and it has downloadable examples.

    #1 - prompts, you want Fillin, Ask and Ref features. They are described in this article: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Repeating_Data.htm

    #2 - you want to select and "Bookmark" the input files, then insert cross references to the bookmarks as required. Repeating data is also described in the previous link.

    #3 - you are looking for the tabbing feature: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/SetTabOrder.htm
    • Marked as answer by Jaynet Zhang Friday, June 15, 2012 1:06 AM
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:59 PM
  • Excellent -- thanks very much!
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:48 PM
  • Did you ever figure out how to populate once field is entered?  I am trying to do the same thing

    Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:05 PM
  • Not entirely. I used the links in the previous thread, and using the form fill-in fields, made something that sort of works. But I still don't have anything I'm comfortable with, as I can't get the ability to tab through to each field to work when users fill in the forms.
    Monday, January 21, 2013 5:31 PM