The Essentials of Making Forms in Office 2011 for Mac

With Office 2011 for Mac, you can create forms in both Word 2011 and Excel 2011. You create forms in Word’s Print Layout view; in Excel, you build your form within the grid of a worksheet. Excel has radio button and combo-list form controls not found in Word.

Word 2011 for Mac: Add Fields to a Document

In their broadest definition, Word fields are special codes that perform various tasks. Fields in Word 2011 for Mac are an essential part of mail merge, page numbering, and other tasks. Some fields are [more…]

Add Options to a Field in Word 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac, Word fields can help you accomplish a wide variety of tasks, including all sorts of automation. You can create a field in Word 2011 [more…]

Word 2011 for Mac: Insert Text Input Form Fields into Documents

Making a form in Word 2011 for Mac is as simple as choosing appropriate form controls from the Developer tab of the Office 2011 for Mac Ribbon, placing them in your Word document, and then enabling your [more…]

Word 2011 for Mac: Adding Check Boxes to Forms

Making a form in Word 2011 for Mac is as simple as choosing appropriate form controls from the Developer tab of the Ribbon in Office 2011 for Mac, placing them in your Word document, and then enabling [more…]

Word 2011 for Mac: Insert a Combo Field on a Form

In a Word form in Office 2011 for Mac, a combo field is a pretty neat thing. Use a combo when you want the user to choose an entry from a list of choices. The [more…]

Make Check Boxes for Excel Forms in Office 2011 for Mac

Knowing how to make checkboxes in Excel 2011 for Mac is a handy bit of know-how. Check boxes appear in all kinds of forms, such as surveys and questionnaires, where you choose from multiple answers. In [more…]

Making Radio Buttons for Excel Forms in Office 2011 for Mac

Knowing how to make radio buttons in Excel 2011 for Mac is just as important as knowing how to make check boxes. Radio buttons (also called option buttons [more…]

Making List Boxes for Excel Forms in Office 2011 for Mac

Use a list box when you’re making a form in Excel 2011 for Mac and have a long list of items from which a choice is to be made. The list box will report which item was selected with a number that shows [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Making a Scroll Bar for Excel Forms

A scroll bar control in a form made in Excel 2011 for Mac generates a number within a specified range, in set increments. The form user drags the scroll bar control left and right or up and down. As the [more…]

Making Pop-up Menu Buttons for Excel Forms in Office 2011 for Mac

The official name of a pop-up menu in Excel 2011 for Mac is combo box. Don't you just hate it when you have to use a pop-up menu that's so big it doesn't even fit on the screen? Pop-up menus work best [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Making Spin Buttons for Excel Forms

In Excel 2011 for Mac, the spin button control is similar to the scroll bar control, but is always vertical. You can make it tall and skinny if space is tight. Spin button, also known as a spinner control [more…]

Make a Form on a Dialog Sheet in Excel 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac, Excel has a special kind of sheet called a dialog sheet, on which you can make an input form such as the one you see when you’re in an Excel 2011 for Mac table and choose Data→Form [more…]

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