How to Create Drop Down Boxes in 2010 Word

By Emmanuelle Douglas

When creating forms in Word 2010, utilize the developer control options to enhance the form. These controls let you add interactive features to your Word form. These features include drop down lists, scroll boxes, check boxes, and radio dials. These features can assist with data entry because they provide a friendly interface for the end user. The features are accessible on the Developer tab in Word 2010.

Step 1

Open Word 2010 and click the "File" tab. Select "Options." Click the "Customize Ribbon" left option. In the "Customize The Ribbon" right section, check "Developer." Click "Ok."

Step 2

Click the "Developer" tab. Select the "Drop Down List Content Control" icon in the "Controls" group of the ribbon. Click the "Properties" icon. In the Drop Down List Properties area, click the "Add" button.

Step 3

Type the word or phrase that you want to appear in the drop down list and click "Ok." Repeat this step until you have included all of the words for the list. Click "Ok" when all of the choices are listed.

Step 4

Click the drop down list and notice the choices that appear.