Show or hide shading in forms

  1. Open the template (template: A file or files that contain the structure and tools for shaping such elements as the style and page layout of finished files. For example, Word templates can shape a single document, and FrontPage templates can shape an entire Web site.) that contains the 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.) you want to change.
  2. Remove protection from the form template by clicking Protect Form Button image on the Forms toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).
  3. Click Form Field Shading Button image on the Forms toolbar.

 Note   The shading you apply by clicking Form Field Shading Button image appears on the screen so users can quickly identify the fields they need to respond to. This shading does not print.

To add shading to a printed form, select the form field (form field: In a form, a location where a particular type of data, such as a name or address, is stored.) you want to emphasize, and then click Borders and Shading (Format menu). On the Shading tab, select the shading options you want.

Applies to:
Word 2003