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How to create a checkbox in MS word?

Experts,

Here are two question in MS word.

1. How do we create a checkbox in MS word, that toggle check and uncheck when clicking on the box?
2. How do we create an underlying line that other people can fill on top of it without messing up other part of the document?

Thanks,
RDB
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yasserdCommented:
Hi,

1. Right click on the menu bar and choose "Control Toolbox" you will see the check box just click on it and it will be created.

Regards,
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secretagentbillCommented:
Click View, Toolbars, Forms.  The Forms Toolbar gives you access to checkboxes, dropdown boxes, and text fields.

After you are done creating your form, you can lock the document so that the only things that people can edit are the form fields (text areas and checkboxes).
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yasserdCommented:

The samething goes for the second point. Just click on "Text Box" and create a text box with the appropriat width and clic on the underline button "U". Now, you'll see an underlined box. Right click on it and choose "Properties". Change "SpecialEffect" property to 0.

If you need further explanation just let me know.

Regards,
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KrisKaBobCommented:
Hello,

1) In Word 97, click on View, then Toolbars, then check the Visual Basic toolbar. Then click on the Control Toobox on the Visual Basic toolbar. There is a button to add a Check Box. Other versions of word should be similar.

2) Not sure what you are asking here. Do you mean a black line that people can type on, so it looks like an underline, but does not move to the right as they type? There is a Tables and Borders toolbar (like the Visual Basic one). There is a Border button where you can set to Bottom Border and choose the line thickness and colour. Setting it as Bottom Border will be a stationary Underline.

Hope that is what you were looking for.
Thanks,
KrisKaBob
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Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
To create any component (checkbox, editbox, combo, etc) you need the Form tools:
In the menu click View --> Toolbars --> Control Tools box
then a tool bar with some controls and a small window with a "triangle" appear.
Just chose which component you want (checkbox for instance) and a one appears in the text, where the cursor is.
To turn it usable, close the small triangle window, that way exiting from "desing" state to "run" state.

Jose
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Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
Addiion:

If you want execute something when check/uncheck suck checkbox, just doubleclick on it and the VB editor opens, so you can code your program there.

Jose
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Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
Addition about #2:

To make the blank line to people fill without disturbing the text, use the same procedure as for #1, but chose now Textbox which can be the size you want. When in "run" mode, texts longer than the box will roll inside its limits.

Jose
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ResourcefulDBAuthor Commented:
KrisKabob,

You articulate very well what I really want for #2. The method you describe does give us an underline. However, it is an underline for the whole line. We can not control the length and where to put this line.

JoseParrot,
For the #2, the textbox will work, but it has this box frame there. Is there a way we can get rid of the the box frame and replace it with an underline?

Thanks,
RDB
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yasserdCommented:
Dear RDB,

If you've checked my solutions for both #1 and #2 you'd be satisfied. For #1 the underline is only for the space you provide (the textbox) and for #2 ther will be underline but no frame.

Regards,
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yasserdCommented:
Sorry, my proivious post should be this:

Dear RDB,

If you've checked my solutions for both #1 and #2 you'd be satisfied. For #2 there will be underline but no frame.

Regards,
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Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
>> For the #2, the textbox will work, but it has this box frame there.
>> Is there a way we can get rid of the the box frame and replace it
>> with an underline?

Yes. In Edit mode (click on the triangle" to enter this mode), click in the Text Box you want to make an underline, with the right button. A menu appears, then chose "Properties".  A dialog with a lot of properties appears. At "Border Style", chose "0 - fmBorderStyleNone" (this makes the border to disappear). As you want an underline, then click in the U (underline) button at the top menubar of Word. This is, in same way, what yasserd have suggested in previous comment.

Jose
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ResourcefulDBAuthor Commented:
yasserd and Jose,

Thanks for the hints. It works well except one thing. If the input text is longer than the space underline provide, the input text does not wrap around. It does not wrap around even after we go to properties ->wordwrap to set it as true. What else do we need to do to make the input text wrap?

Thanks,
RDB
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yasserdCommented:
Hi,

I don't have any idea about wrapping. But, if you want the underline to be extendable whenever the text is longer than the space provided you have to set "Auto Size" in "Properties" to "True". Also, you can restrict the extendable text to a predefined size by setting the number of characters in "MaxLength" and note that "0" means unlimited characters.

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