Create fillable forms in Word

Learn how to create a professional form which can be filled in on a computer!

Are all your forms designed to be printed? You can create fillable forms which users can complete on their computer and email it back to you without having the need to print it.  In this course, you will learn how to create a professional form by adding content controls. Content controls include things like checkboxes, text boxes, date pickers, and drop-down lists. You can then protect the form so users only fill out the data you require and maintaining its formatting.

In this course you will:

  • Create a document containing the text of the form.
  • Insert form fields where you want users to enter data in the form.
  • Format the fields to reflect the type of data you deem allowable in the form.
  • Protect the form.
  • Turn your form into a template.

This course can be taken at a time which suits you. Take it all in one go or lesson by lesson at a time which fits in with your busy schedule. Once you complete the course, you can claim an Academy digital certificate.

Table of Contents

Displaying the Developer Tab
Creating and Editing a Form
Fixing Tables
Drop-Down Lists
Rich Text Content Control
Date Picker Content Control
Check Box Content Control
Field Codes
Protecting Form Fields
Picture Content Control
Pulling it together
Creating a Template

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

What sofware do I need?

Office 365/2016. If you do not have this software, you can download a free trial from Microsoft Office.