Making Word document clickable

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21-05-2008 06:06:49

Hey guys-

I was wondering if anyone knows how to make a Microsoft Word document able to be clicked on (like the W-9 forms from the IRS). I have a survey I want to e-mail people, but want them to be able to check the boxes on it simply by clicking. I tried making a PDF out of it, but that doesn't work. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.


21-05-2008 06:27:44

I know you said you tried making it a pdf but that should work I thought?

Convert to pdf and then theres some feature that lets you edit the document like a w9 I thought...


21-05-2008 06:34:50

You need the professional version which I do not have.


21-05-2008 06:46:10

[quote9591307ad1="tylerc"]You need the professional version which I do not have.[/quote9591307ad1]

yep, that would be why...sorry. I did some searches for ya but it seems like adobe is the best bet.

I bet your school will hook you up? I know my school always had software for us students.


21-05-2008 06:50:45

I looked, just the basic edition, not surprised since I looked and Adobe charges about $450 for Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional.


21-05-2008 06:54:55

Word supports forms -- did you Google at all? P



The users will have to have Word, or perhaps just the free Word Viewer but I don't know for sure if it will work for modifying forms.


21-05-2008 08:38:01

I thought they wanted to go the PDF route (I'm making it for one of the sales guys at work) so I didn't think to look up Microsoft Word, I was searching based exclusively on PDF files.

Now, is there a way I can make it so they don't have to save it and re-attach the saved file? We are going to be e-mailing these out to clients and he wants it so they just fill it out and send it. I said I wasn't sure if it was possible to send without resaving the form, but that I would look into it.

Dmorris saved me once, can he do it again?


21-05-2008 08:45:25

I think a web form is your best bet here. Time permitting.


21-05-2008 08:47:09

Time permits, any sites you recommend?


21-05-2008 09:06:15