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How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

Date:2019-7-4 Author:Cordelia

I’ve wrote a post about creating a drop-down list in Excel before. For similar reasons, some people may also want to add a drop-down list in Word. Let’s see how to achieve it.

1. First, have a check that if you can find Developer tab in your Word. If not, click File > Options, and switch to Customize Ribbon pane in Word Options.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

2. Check Developer in the list of Main Tabs (under Customize the Ribbon) to enable it, and click OK to confirm the change.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

3. Place your cursor at where you want to add a drop-down list. Then go to Developer tab and find Drop-down List Content Control in Controls section.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

4. Now the list has been added to the where your cursor is.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

5. Click it, and hit Properties in Controls section under Developer tab.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

6. Tap the Add… button in the popping out Content Control Properties window.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

7. Input the options you want to add in the list. Note: you just need to fill in the Display Name, the textbox of Value will be filled automatically.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

8. Hit OK to apply the Drop-Down List Properties to your document.

How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

9. Now you can expand the drop-down list to see whether the options are displayed correctly.How to Add a Drop-down List in Word

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