How to add a date picker to a form in Word
I’m sure you have been asked to fill an online form, and you have to enter your birth details or details on your bank card and passport (when it expires). You can do this in Microsoft Word using the following easy steps.
- Go to the ‘File’ tab on the Ribbon.
On it, select ‘Options’ at the bottom of the vertical list that appears.
- A Word Options dialog box will appear.
On the vertical list at the extreme left of your screen, choose ‘Customize Ribbon.’
- Another dialog box will appear.
This is the ‘Customize the Ribbon and keyboard shortcuts.’ Under the second column titled, ‘Customize the Ribbon,’ check the box next to ‘Developer.’
- Click OK.
- Go back to the Ribbon.
You will notice that the ‘Developer’ tab has been added to the Ribbon.
- Place the cursor where you want the Date Picker Content Control to be inserted in the document.
- Go back to the ‘Developer’ tab on the Ribbon.
There are several options to choose from. First, select the ‘Date Picker Content Control.’ It is under ‘Mailings; second row, fourth column. Suppose you want to be sure that you have selected the right control. Leave the cursor on it: ‘Date Picker Content Control’ will appear.
- You will notice a ‘Control Picker’ with ‘Click or Tap To Enter A Date’ in the document.
- With the ‘Control Picker’ still selected, click ‘Properties’ on the Controls area of the Ribbon on the Developer tab.
- When you do this, the Content Control Properties dialog box appears.
There is a selection of modifications you can make. However, our interest is the ‘Date Picker Properties’ section.
Below are the modifications you can make:
- Display The Date Like This: Here, choose the format that you want your date to appear in. For example, M/DD/YY
- Locale: We select the Locale Settings needed according to where we are located. For example, English (United States)
- Calendar Type: Choose the type of calendar you want, for example, Gregorian.
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- Once you are done making your changes, click OK.
- Now, you will be able to see the Date Picker Control that you have curated.
- Finally, you can press the arrow at the right of the Date Picker Control, where the Calendar appears, so you can select the specific date you want.
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