Creating a simple form
Use these guidelines to help control the layout of your form.
- To insert text to the left of a form field, use the left arrow
key to position the insertion point, and then type the text. You
cannot position the insertion point using the mouse.
- You can control spacing by applying the <PRE> style
to the paragraphs in your form; this preserves any spacing you
applied using tab characters or the space bar. The <PRE>
style formats text with a nonproportional font, so it is easier
to control horizontal placement of the elements of your form.
- Another way to control placement of the fields in your form
is by using a table. Move the insertion point between the Top
of Form and Bottom of Form boundaries, and click the Insert Table
command on the Table menu.
- Do not place any form field or button to the right of a wide
text area form field. Remember that even though Word displays
text areas as if they were five characters long, they will be
wide when displayed by other browsers.
The picture below shows the form fields that were used in Word
to create the form at the bottom of this page.