How to Create a Form in Outlook 2007

By Greg Lindberg

In the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 task manager application users can send and receive email, take notes and set up appointments on the calendar. The application also includes a built-in forms feature that can be accessed using the Developer tools. A form can be created based on your criteria and emailed for a recipient to fill out. Creating forms is a simple process and includes options to add buttons and other design features.

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application on your computer. Click on the "File" option from the top toolbar menu and then point your cursor to the "New" option.

Step 2

Click on the "Task" option. Click on the "Microsoft Office" button, then click on the "Editor Options" button.

Step 3

Click on the "Popular" option, then click on the box next to the "Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon" field so that it is selected. Click on the "OK" option.

Step 4

Click on the "Microsoft Office" button, then click on the "Close" option. Click on the "Tools" option from the top toolbar menu, then point your cursor to the "Forms" option.

Step 5

Click on the "Design a Form" option and the Design a Form dialog box will appear. Click on the "Task" option, then click on the "Open" option.

Step 6

Click on the "Developer" tab, then click on the "Form Region" option from the "Design" group. Click on the "New Form Region" option.

Step 7

Use your mouse to drag the "Subject" field in the "Field Chooser" into the form. Click on the "Control Toolbox" option from the "Tools" group, then drag a "CommandButton" control into the form.

Step 8

Click on the "Designer" tab, then click on the "Form Region" option from the "Design" group. Click on the "Save Form Region As" option and name the form. Click on the "Save" button.