Save form data for use in a database or spreadsheet

  1. Open the document that was filled in as a form (form: A document that contains fill-in blanks, or form fields, in which you enter information. For example, you can create an online registration form in Microsoft Word that uses drop-down lists from which users can select entries.) in Microsoft Word.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab.
  3. Select the Save data only for forms check box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. On the File menu, click Save Copy As.
  6. Type a file name in the File name box.
  7. In the Save as type box, select Plain Text, and then click Save.
  8. Select a text encoding option, and then click OK.

Word saves the form field (form field: In a form, a location where a particular type of data, such as a name or address, is stored.) data in a comma-delimited text file.

Applies to:
Word 2003