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Would someone please tell me where I go in Word 2007 to create a drop down
menu in a table cell? Thank you very much.
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Sure, I'd be happy to help you create a drop down menu in a table cell in Word 2007!

Here are the steps you can follow:
  1. First, you need to make sure that the Developer tab is visible in the Ribbon. If it's not already visible, you can enable it by clicking on the Office button (the round button in the top left corner of the screen), then clicking on Word Options, and then selecting Customize Ribbon. In the right-hand pane, check the box next to Developer, and then click OK.
  2. Once you have the Developer tab visible, click on it to open it up.
  3. In the Controls group, click on the drop-down arrow next to the icon that looks like a hammer and a wrench (this is the Legacy Tools button).
  4. From the drop-down menu, select the option for Drop-Down Form Field.
  5. Click on the table cell where you want to insert the drop-down menu.
  6. In the Properties dialog box that appears, you can enter the options that you want to appear in the drop-down menu. You can enter each option on a separate line in the "Drop-down items" box.
  7. You can also customize the appearance of the drop-down menu by selecting options from the various tabs in the Properties dialog box.
  8. Once you're finished customizing the drop-down menu, click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  9. You should now see the drop-down menu in the table cell. To use it, simply click on the arrow to the right of the cell, and then select one of the options from the list.
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Donna was telling us:
Donna nous racontait que :

Would someone please tell me where I go in Word 2007 to create a drop
down menu in a table cell? Thank you very much.


This has nothing to do with a cell. Where ever you are in the documents, it
is always the same:

Either you use a form (which needs to be protected for the drop down to
work)
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In Word 2007, click on the Developer tab and then go to the Controls chunk
of the ribbon.


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Doug Robbins - Word MVP was telling us:
Doug Robbins - Word MVP nous racontait que :

In Word 2007, click on the Developer tab and then go to the Controls
chunk of the ribbon.


Ouch!

Thanks, I had missed that vital piece of the puzzle (Word 2007 that is...)!

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