How to Create a Dropdown Field in Word 2007

By Launie Sorrels

Typically, the drop-down list is used when you create a form. When creating forms it is best to save the work as a template instead of just a Word document. Other users can then fill out the form and return it to you. Although that is the intent of the drop-down list, this method can be used whether you are creating documents or templates.

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Word 2007 application.

Step 2

Click the “Developer” tab. If this is not available then do the following:Click the “Office Button.”Click the “Word Options” button.Select the “Popular” tab.Check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” check box. Click the ”OK” button.

Step 3

Decide there you want the drop-down list to appear and place the cursor at that spot in the document.

Step 4

Click “Drop-Down List” in the "Controls" group. Click “Properties” under the "Controls" group.

Step 5

Click the “Add” button in the "Drop-Down List Properties" section. Type in an entry that you want displayed in the drop-down menu. Click the “OK” button. Repeat until all required entries have been inputted.

Step 6

Click the “OK” button.