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cliffp 03-06-2010 05:25 AM

Can't access drop-down boxes in Word document
I have been trying to edit a Word document created on a Windows machine. This document has a number of drop-down boxes where in Windows, you click on a down arrow and choose an item. When I open the document on a Mac, I only see the box title. Help!

chscag 03-06-2010 01:44 PM

More info is needed: Which version of Windows Word was the document created with? And... how was it saved, DOC? DOCX? What was used to embed the drop down boxes? Was it Excel?

What version of Word are you using?


cliffp 03-06-2010 03:27 PM

The document was created using Word 2007. It was saved as a docx. I don't know what was used to embed the drop-down boxes (I'll ask the author on Monday). I am using Word 2008 for Mac.

chscag 03-06-2010 06:19 PM

You need to find out what he used to embed the drop down boxes. As far as document compatibility goes, you should have no problem opening or saving the Word 2007 document.

I'm thinking if he used an Excel Macro to embed the drop down boxes, or, he created a Word 2007 macro to do it, they will not show up in Word 2008. As you know or may not know, Office 2008 for the Mac does not support macros.

Yeah, I know.... :Angry-Tongue:


cliffp 03-07-2010 03:51 AM


Thanks a lot. I'll speak to the person who originated the document.

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