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Add Classic Form Controls to Ribbon Developer Tab
(A Microsoft Word Help & Tip page by Gregory K. Maxey)


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This Microsoft Word Tips & Microsoft Word Help page provides a description of my Classic Form Controls template add-in that restores the classic protected form controls to a custom group visible on the Developer tab.

In the Ribbon UI of Word 2007 & 2010, Microsoft software developers buried a few of the classic protected form controls in the "Legacy Forms" gallery.

Word 2007/2010 Legacy Forms Control

For whatever reason they left out the control to lock and unlock the form.  Here you will learn how to restore all of the controls from the old "Forms" toolbar directly on the Developer tab.

Word "Cllassic Forms Add-In" UI

Version 1.2 co-developed with friend and Word MVP Graham Mayor, enhances the original utility used to speed up creating and editing formfield dropdown list entries.  Use the utility as described below:


Add, Edit or Remove



You can download the template add-in here: ClassicFormControls.

Site Note icon For more on template add-ins and how to load them, see: Organizing Your Macros/Template Add-ins at: Installing Macros

That's all there is to it. I hope you have found this page useful and informative.



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