An editable form or any other document that you want other users to be able to contribute information to may be created using a template in Microsoft Word.
Lines, checkboxes, or text boxes can be used in a template to show users where information can be input.
Microsoft Word template creation instructions
- Start up Microsoft Word.
- Add any lines, checkboxes, text boxes, or other items where you want users to submit information, along with any pertinent language.
- Click the File tab or the Office icon in the top left.
- Choose Save As from the menu.
- Click the Save as type drop-down box and choose Word Template (.dotx) or Word 97-2003 Template (.dot) in the Save As window.
Users who choose the Word Template (.dotx) option have Microsoft Word 2007 or later installed in order to access the template file.
Users of Word 2003 or older versions can access it by selecting the Word 97-2003 template (.dot).
- After deciding where to store the template file and giving it a name, click Ok.
Other users might receive the template file and open it in Microsoft Word on their machine.
They can use the template to build a new Word document or insert information where it is suggested in the template.