How do I create a fill-able form with word 2007 for Word 2003

Discussion in 'Microsoft Word Document Management' started by Geoff, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    I have created a form using Word 2007 and want others to be able to use it
    even if they have Word 2003. If I convert the file (compatibility) the forms
    are lost???
     
    Geoff, Jan 20, 2008
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  2. Geoff

    Graham Mayor Guest

    All the earlier form tools are available in 2007 - try the legacy controls.

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    Graham Mayor, Jan 20, 2008
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  3. In order to access the Legacy Controls, you must first display the Developer
    tab. To do this, click the Office Button, then Word Options. Click Popular,
    then check the box for "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon."
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Jan 20, 2008
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  4. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    Thanks to you all for the info. It was late at night and I wasn't thinking
    too straight. All fixed now.
    Cheers
    Geoff
     
    Geoff, Jan 21, 2008
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  5. Geoff

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    I've the same problem of Geoff. I have already tried the legacy
    controls but it wont solve my main problem. I want to use radio
    buttons to allow users to choose one answer (a radio group). The
    legacy controls don't allow me to use radio buttons only check boxes.

    So, do know any way to, using check boxes, using word2007 create a
    form to Word2003 that allow users to choose only one answer for each
    question?

    I hope I've exposed correctly my problem.

    Aoliveira
     
    , Jan 28, 2008
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  6. Suzanne S. Barnhill, Jan 28, 2008
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  7. Hi Aoliveira,

    As Suzannes link shows you can use a series of checkbox forms controls to act as radio buttons. In Word 2007 when you click on the
    'Legacy Tools' choice in the ribbon under
    Developer=>Controls
    there are two categories, each category matches what was on two default toolbars in previous Word versions

    'Legacy Forms' are the controls from the Forms Toolbar
    'Active X' are the controls from the Web Forms Toolbar

    The 'radio button' choice is part of the ActiveX group, which, if you're in a corporate enviornment, may have been disabled if
    you're not seeing that 2nd section. If you are seeing them they can work in non-web documents in Word as well once you Protect the
    document for forms. You can wrap the choices in a 'Group' control to be able to relocate a set of them to another spot in your
    document.

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    I've the same problem of Geoff. I have already tried the legacy
    controls but it wont solve my main problem. I want to use radio
    buttons to allow users to choose one answer (a radio group). The
    legacy controls don't allow me to use radio buttons only check boxes.

    So, do know any way to, using check boxes, using word2007 create a
    form to Word2003 that allow users to choose only one answer for each
    question?

    I hope I've exposed correctly my problem.

    Aoliveira>>
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    MS Office System Products MVP

    *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
     
    Bob Buckland ?:-\), Jan 28, 2008
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  8. Geoff

    Guest

    Suzanne I think you've just saved my day... :D
     
    , Jan 28, 2008
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  9. Geoff

    Guest

    Hi Bob!
    Thanks for tip ;)

    I've tried the solutions that have been indicated. Testing in my
    machine the results were very good. But I've tested in a co-worker
    machine with Word2003 and I was able to select all the check boxes :(

    Anyway, thanks for your help!
     
    , Jan 28, 2008
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  10. The solution requires a macro, which must be distributed with the document
    or template.
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Jan 28, 2008
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  11. Geoff

    Guest

    Yes, I'm doing it but it still doesn't work... I've followed the
    tutorial that you gently announced here and in my machine everything
    works just fine. In other machines the problem remains.

    Thanks for your time and help :)
     
    , Jan 29, 2008
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  12. Geoff

    Graham Mayor Guest

    The most likely reason is that the macro is in your normal.dot rather than
    the document, and if it is in the document the users' macro security will
    have to allow it to run.

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    Graham Mayor, Jan 29, 2008
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