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How to Create a Questionnaire in Word

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2022-04-29 14:42:24 • Filed to: Features of MS Word • Proven solutions

There are times when you may need to create a questionnaire in word to meet a certain need. However, the good thing is that Microsoft word provides such capabilities that can enable you create these kinds of questionnaire. It offers the functions that would enable you create interactive documents with some of these features. You can easily make a questionnaire template word 2010 if you follow the right steps. Fortunately, this article will show you how to create a questionnaire in word plus other valuable information if you are creating it on other document format.

How to Create a Questionnaire in Word

What are the steps required if you want to create a questionnaire in word along with spaces for different input? The following steps are required:

step 1 : Make "Developer tools" available. Go to File tab, choose Options and the switch to the "Customize Ribbon" option,then check in the right side of the window and find the main tabs list. Then choose Checkbox in front of the Developer tab and click OK.

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Step 2: Switch to Developer tab on the main ribbon.Enter name of the element. In this case, you can enter name and the surname and hit "tab" on your keyboard. Then go to Developer tab then Controls section and choose "Plain Text Content Control".

Step 3: Enter the date of birth on the next line and then hit the tab key on your keyboard. Then go to the "Developer" tab and select the "Picture Content Control" in the Controls section.

Step 4: Drop down menu is the last demonstration element. For instance, enter "Gender" and hit the tab key on your keyboard. Then go to the "Developer" tab, select the Drop down list content control that is located on the Controls section and then set the values for the drop down menu. Select drop down menu and click "Properties" option, enter the drop down title, in this case "Gender". In the "drop down list properties", choose "Choose an Item" option and click "Remove" button.

Click on "Add" button and put the "display name" of the item. In this case, you can put male as an example. You can change the value or leave it as default by clicking on OK.

Step 5: Save the document and you are done. You can simply click on the interactive element, insert data into the questionnaire and test it

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Advantages of PDF Format

The steps above shows how to create a questionnaire in word but how do you create it in PDF? This will be answered at the end of this article. However, it is important to note that PDFs are alternatives to word document and even better in most cases. It offers a lot more that word documents and this has seen it become the most popular document format used by a lot of people from businesses to government agencies among others.

The reason for the acceptance of PDF as a document format of choice is not far-fetched. One of them is that the visual elements are preserved. In PDF, even if you are converting from other document format like word to it, the visual elements will be preserved. The implication of this is that you are not going to lose any of your images, text and graphics even though they may have been created in word. These elements will be easily converted and retained in the new PDF format. This makes it very interesting because all other document formats will likely lose the initial elements.

PDF can only be edited using a special platform known as PDF editor. One of the best PDF editors that is available today is Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor. It is regarded as the best in the sense that it provides the best value for money as it is less expensive but packed with top notch features like Adobe. PDFelement edits PDF documents so easy like when you are editing a word document and besides, it is very easy to use, this means that as long as you can use a mouse, you will be able to use the PDFelement platform.

Some of its interesting features include create PDF, convert PDFs, Split and Merge PDFs, annotate PDFs, Digitally sign PDFs, Redaction, Print PDF among many features.

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How to Create a Questionnaire in PDF Documents

Step 1. Create a PDF

You can make a PDF form from template to save time and import it to PDFelement. Or you can simple go to "File"> "New" and create a blank document

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Step 2. Create a Fillable Form

Go to "Form"> "Add Text Field" to create a fillable form. You can click on the form field tool and move your mouse around the page to create an interactive field. Double click on the box and set the properties like color, appearance and check box.

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Step 3. Insert Text

Click the "Edit" >"Add Text" button to insert the text for the questionnaire.

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