How to Add a Drop-Down List to a Word Document

Adding a drop-down list to a Word document can be a useful way to provide options for readers to select from. Here’s how to add a drop-down list to a Word document:

  1. Open a new or existing Word document.
  2. Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon. If you don’t see this tab, you may need to enable it by going to “File” > “Options” > “Customize Ribbon” and checking the “Developer” box.
  3. Click on the “Drop-Down List Content Control” button in the “Controls” group.
  4. Click on the location in the document where you want to insert the drop-down list.
  5. Click on the “Properties” button in the “Controls” group.
  6. In the “Content Control Properties” dialog box, type the items you want to appear in the drop-down list, separating them with semicolons. You can also add a title for the drop-down list, if you like.
  7. Click “OK” to close the “Content Control Properties” dialog box.
  8. Save your document.

Once you’ve added the drop-down list to your Word document, readers can click on the drop-down arrow to select an item from the list.

Overall, adding a drop-down list to a Word document can be a helpful way to organize and present information, and can make it easier for readers to interact with your content.