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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Fill Form 2220 Compute

Instructions and Help about Fill Form 2220 Compute

Welcome! In this example, we're going to take a look at how to put a field in a word form and set it up so that when someone enters information in that field, it populates other areas of the form as well. We'll also take a look at how to add numbers up automatically. So, let's start with the field. Let's say that after the word "dear," I want to put the person's name and the person filling out this form will type that in. To do this, I need to insert a text field. In Word 2007, I'm going to use the legacy tools, which are the form fields available in older versions of Word as well. If you have Word 2000 through 2003, you can do the exact same thing by finding the fields on your form toolbar. If you don't have the developer ribbon showing in Word 2007, you can go to your office button, Word Options, and check "Show Developer tab in the ribbon." On the Developer tab, I have a control for legacy tools in the controls group. I have my cursor where I want the field, so I'm going to click the text form field button. It inserted the field. I can right click and choose properties or double click it to bring up the text form field options. Here, I want to give it a name that means something to me, such as "client name," and I also want to tell it to calculate on exit. This will force the information put into it into our reference fields. If I want, I can give it some default text, but for now, I'll just leave it blank. Now, I need to add fields for the items of this person purchased that they need to...