How Can You Insert a Drop Down Menu in Word 2007?

By Art Corvelay

Microsoft Word is a highly-used word-processing software that is part of Microsoft's Office suite. Although Word can be used for creating basic documents, you can also use it to create more complex documents, such as forms. When creating a form, you may want to restrict the number of choices you would like a reader to have. To do this, you can use a drop-down menu. Inserting a drop-down menu in Word is simple and doesn't require any advanced knowledge of programming languages.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word 2007 and open the "Developer Tab." Click the "Microsoft Office" button in the upper left corner of Word and then select "Word Options." Click "Popular" and then select "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon." Click "OK" to save your settings. The Developer tab should appear in the top toolbar of Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Click the "Drop-down list" icon in the developer tab under "Controls." This icon has an image of up and down arrows and should be located in the lower left corner of the Developer tab.

Step 3

Click "Controls" and then "Properties" to add items to the drop-down list.

Step 4

Enter an item into the "Display Name" text box. Click the "Add" button on the left side of the drop-down list properties window to add it to the drop-down list. Continue this step until you have completed your list of choices.

Step 5

Click "OK" at the bottom of the properties window to save your settings. The drop-down list is inserted into your Word 2007 document.