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Question Drop down menus not working in Word 2010, template was created in 2003 or 2007.

Hi, I have been given a template that I think was created in Word 20007 or 2003. I have opened it in 2010, but the drop down menu's are not working, nor are the check boxes.



I have looked at the properties - the various options for the drop down menus have been input but there is no menu to choose from in the document, it just shows the first option with a grey background. And if I click the check boxes nothing happens.

Can I get the interactive functionality back or has it been lost in conversion from an earlier version of word to 2010?

Any help would be hugely appreciated!

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Hi Richard,

Your problem description suggests the document has dropodown formfields, but the document lacks the 'protection' required to activate them. To do that with Word 2010, go to Developer>Restrict Editing>Allow this type:Filling in forms>Yes, start enforcing..., and apply a password if you want.
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