Position the insertion point where you want to insert the text field.
On the Insert menu, click Field.
In the Categories list, click Mail Merge.
In the Field Names list, click Fill-in.
The FILLIN field is displayed in the Field codes text box below the Categories list. Click inside the text box to the right of the word FILLIN, and then type quotation marks around the message that you want to display. For example, use the following syntax to display a message that asks the user to enter a first and last name:
FILLIN "Please enter your first and last name."
Click OK. You then see a sample of the message. Click OK to return to your document.
NOTE: To view the field code that you just inserted, press ALT+F9.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 for every place in the document that you want a FILLIN field.
You can also use SET and ASK fields in conjunction with FILLIN fields.
For additional information about forms, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212328 WD2000: How to Create an Online Form Using Form Fields
212378 WD2000: How to Control the Tabbing Order in a Form
212101 WD2000: Ampersand Is Displayed Incorrectly in Drop-Down List Box
212080 WD2000: Length of Form Field Expands or Contracts, Affects Alignment
212356 WD2000: How to Update Fields in a Protected Form
For more information about the SET field, click Microsoft Help on the Help menu, type field codes: set field in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
For more information about the ASK field, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type field codes: ask field in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.