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delores
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject: Where is the Forms Toolbar in Microsoft Word 2007?
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I'm trying to create expandable textboxes where you can "tab" between them.
I know you could do this previously in word 2000 and 2003 with the Forms
toolbar but i can't find it in 2007??
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Jay Freedman
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Where is the Forms Toolbar in Microsoft Word 2007? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:40:00 -0700, delores
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>I'm trying to create expandable textboxes where you can "tab" between them.
>I know you could do this previously in word 2000 and 2003 with the Forms
>toolbar but i can't find it in 2007??

First go to Office button > Word Options and check the box for "Show
Developer tab in ribbon". Click OK.

Select the Developer tab that now appears at the right end of the
ribbon. In the second row of the Controls group, the fourth button is
Legacy Controls. The former Forms toolbar is the first row of the
dropdown from that button. The Protect Document button is in a
separate group further to the right on the Developer ribbon.

As you might guess from the way this is buried, Microsoft considers
the Legacy Controls to be "old stuff nobody wants any more". The new
replacements are the content controls, which are all the other buttons
in the Controls group. They are for the most part more flexible and
useful than the Forms controls. They also have the advantage that you
don't have to protect the document, which would lose features such as
spell checking and freeform input. My only complaint is that there's
no check box content control.

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