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Thread: How to add drop-down menu in Word ?

  1. #16
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    Re: How to add drop-down menu in Word ?

    I think that there might be something wrong with the MS Word 2010 in your case because i have not found any one facing such issue, anyways just try reinstalling Word 2010 and see if you are getting the required option enabled or not.

  2. #17
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    Re: How to add drop-down menu in Word ?

    This is how I did it-

    1. open notepad.
    2. copy this html ( change the options if you need)-

    Code:
    <html>
    <body>
    
    <select>
      <option>Volvo</option>
      <option>Saab</option>
      <option>Mercedes</option>
      <option>Audi</option>
    </select>
     
    </body>
    </html>
    3. save as "yourdropdownname.html"
    4. find the newly created webpage and open it in internet explorer.
    5. highlight the drop-down and copy it with ctrl+c.
    6. paste into your word document.
    7. you are done.

    If you need to edit later on you can turn on designer mode in word 2007 and 2010. Select the drop down then click options to edit your choices. When the properties window opens up click the "categorized" tab and edit the field named "DisplayValues" separating each choice with a semicolon. when you finish editing simply click the X button on the properties window and turn off Designer mode to try your new drop down.

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    Re: How to add drop-down menu in Word ?

    Your word Document is not current.
    Go to File-info- click Compatibility Mode. you will active your tool bar

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    ThumbsUp Re: How to add drop-down menu in Word ?

    I followed the steps with the screen shots - seemed perfect and really did end up being exactly what I needed and exactly what worked BUT, my issue which finally corrected everything, was that I had to 'convert the document' because I was using a compatible MS word doc (old '97-03' compatible document). Once I did that, it worked correctly and I needed to click on the 'design mode' button above the 'properties' button in Developer tab which then made the field look like a standard drop down. Phew - thanks for the help everyone!

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    Re: How to add drop-down menu in Word ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Hi,

    I am also trying to create a drop-down list in MS Word 2010. I have enabled the Developers tab but the content control properties or Aa etc seem to be disabled.

    Will there be a reason for this and can it be enabled?

    Kind regards,
    D
    Because the file format is *.doc where this stuff is not working

  6. #21
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    Re: How to add drop-down menu in Word ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sgrimm123 View Post
    This is how I did it-

    1. open notepad.
    2. copy this html ( change the options if you need)-

    Code:
    <html>
    <body>
    
    <select>
      <option>Volvo</option>
      <option>Saab</option>
      <option>Mercedes</option>
      <option>Audi</option>
    </select>
     
    </body>
    </html>
    3. save as "yourdropdownname.html"
    4. find the newly created webpage and open it in internet explorer.
    5. highlight the drop-down and copy it with ctrl+c.
    6. paste into your word document.
    7. you are done.

    If you need to edit later on you can turn on designer mode in word 2007 and 2010. Select the drop down then click options to edit your choices. When the properties window opens up click the "categorized" tab and edit the field named "DisplayValues" separating each choice with a semicolon. when you finish editing simply click the X button on the properties window and turn off Designer mode to try your new drop down.
    AMAZING
    this is good, because I was looking for something that could work eaither on *.doc and *.docx file format

  7. #22
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    Re: How to add drop-down menu in Word 2010?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adnan Saeed View Post
    You can add drop down menus and any other form element in a Microsoft Word 2010 document very easily.

    I am uploading some screen shots with each step, that you can follow to reach the drop-down option.

    If you still have any question regarding this, please feel free to contact me via live chat feature on my website.
    I had to do an additional step - AFTER choosing the drop down icon what appeared did NOT have a dropdown button as expected. But I clicked on Design Mode and it changed to display the dropdown button.

    Thanks for your help!

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