How to make a fillable form in Word.

Forms are great for gathering the information you need in the order and format you want. Learn to include fillable forms in your documents.

Electronic forms can help you become paperless and speed up how you process information. When you gather data electronically, you streamline your process by eliminating the need for someone to enter information from a paper form into your business systems. You can also send, share, and store the data more efficiently.

Steps to create a fillable form in Word.

From applications to customer surveys, there are many reasons you need to gather information from employees, partners, and vendors. If you use Word for word processing, you can add fillable forms fields right inside your documents.

To create a fillable form field using Word, you must enable the Developer Tab. The developer controls are not enabled by default, so we've included the steps to enable the commands in these instructions.

Here are the step-by-step instructions for how to make a fillable form in Word:

  1. Go to the File Tab > Options > Customize Ribbon > then check the Developer Tab in the right column. Then click OK.
  2. Look for the developer controls in your top ribbon. Click it to bring up the developer controls.
  3. Place your cursor on the page where you want to create the fillable form and click the icon for the type of form you want. You can choose from rich text, plain text, a check box, a drop-down list, and several other options.
  4. Look under the Design Mode and Properties controls to see all the ways you can customize your new fillable form.

After designing your form and gathering the information you need, it's time for signatures. Using PDF is the fastest way to add a PDF signature. Drag and drop a PDF or upload it from your computer, then fill and sign it. You can safely and securely sign online with any web browser with a PDF.

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