Working with forms

Too many times, users create forms using underline formatting or the underscore character ( _______ ) as their "blanks." This approach is Jurassic, and if you've ever tried to fill in such a form, you know why: it's very difficult to maintain spacing and formatting when the fields are of variable length. Luckily, Microsoft Word has a set of features specifically designed for creating forms and, if you know the tricks, forms are extraordinarily easy to create!

Traditional forms are best created in Word by creating a table to align labels and "blanks," then using the tools on the Forms toolbar to insert form fields as "blanks."


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