I have created a word document with pull down lists but what file ext do I save it as so the pull down menus become active

Posted on 2011-10-19
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Ive created a pull down lists in Word 2003 within a standard document.  I have tried saving the document as a .dot but the pull down menus do not become active.

Can someone advise me please?
Question by:auraorange
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    Accepted Solution

    Make sure your drop-downs are not in "Design" view (I believe in 2003 this is an option on the toolbar.  You shouldn't need to save the document as a different file extension at all.

    Also, you could "protect" the document "for forms" - meaning only allow the user to fill out the parts of the document that are form-related, like your drop-downs, check boxes, etc.
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    Expert Comment

    Are you able to attach your file here?  It might be clearer what is wrong if we could see the specific file you are working with.
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    Author Comment

    Thanks for the quick responses.

    I'm back at work in the morning will update then and attach file
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    Expert Comment

    Whatever type of control they are, it won't make any difference if the file is saved as a template or as a document.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for all responses, however, the first suggestion to PROTECT the document did the trick.

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