Creating a Word Form

We have a court document that we're looking to create form fields in so that the user just tabs through only the editable form fields versus hitting tab and it modifies text and content in the document. We thought about Acrobat, but we want to the text to remain consistent throughout and adjust the existing text accordingly based on the content being entered into the form field.

Is there a way in Word 2013 or Word for Mac 2011 to make this possible? It seems like such an easy task, but my research so far hasn't provided me with a workable solution. If Acrobat is the way to go, that's also an option for us, but I'm not aware of a way to make it happen.

Thanks.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Here is a a link to detailed article from Microsoft that shows how to accomplish this task:
You can create a form in Microsoft Word by starting with a template and adding content controls, including check boxes, text boxes, date pickers, and drop-down lists. Other people can use Word to fill out the form on their computer. In an advanced scenario, any content controls that you add to a form can also be linked to data.

You can also create a form by starting with a template. Many form templates are available on the Office.com Web site.

Note   You can print a form that was created by using content controls, but the boxes around the content controls will not be printed.
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