How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document?

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Sometimes in a Microsoft Word Document, we want to add in our Document a Date Picker where someone can select a specific Date. We want the Calendar to be displayed, and for them to select a Date. This is where the Content Controls show up, where all we need to do is to create one. A quite simple procedure but very helpful one. All you need to do is to keep on reading the post below.

How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document

What are Content Controls thought first? They are individual controls that we can add and customize for use in templates, forms, and documents. For example, many online forms are designed with a drop-down list control that provides a restricted set of choices for the user of the form. Content controls can provide instructional text for users, and we can set controls to disappear when users type in their own text. Source here.

In the image below I have activated the Developer tab, where we can see the areas that the Ribbon contains.

How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document?

We must then select the Date Picker Content Control command from the area of the ribbon named Controls as shown below, where we will be able to Insert A Date Content Control.

How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document?

Before we select the command, we must place the cursor at the place where want our Date Picker Content Control to be inserted in our Document. Once we have done that, we select the command and then in our Document we notice a Control Picker mentioning Click Or Tap To Enter A Date. Once the Control Picker is still selected, we select the command Properties of the Controls area of the ribbon on the Developer tab as shown below.

How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document?

Once the Properties command is selected, the Content Control Properties dialog box appears as shown in the image below. How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document?

The Content Control Properties dialog box is separated in the following areas where we can use the following commands below:

Under the area General:

  • Title: We type in the Title of the Content Control.
  • Tag: We type in the Tag of the Content Control.
  • Shown As: We can select one of the following options: Bounding Box, Start/End Tag, None
  • Color: We can select the Color of the Content Control
  • Use A Style To Format Text Typed Into The Empty Control
  • Style: We can select one of the existing Styles for the Content Control.
  • New Style: We can create a New Style for the Content Control.
  • Remove Content Control When Contents Are Edited

Under the area Locking:

  • Contents Control Cannot Be Deleted
  • Contents Cannot Be Edited

Under the area Date Picker Properties:

  • Display The Date Like This: We select the Format that we want for our Date to appear.
  • Locale: We select the Locale Settings needing according where we are located.
  • Calendar Type: We select the type of the Calendar needed, for example Gregorian.
  • Store XML Contents In The Following Format When Mapped

How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document?

Whatever adjustment we make, at the end we must select the Ok button which is located at the bottom right corner of the Content Control Properties dialog box for them to take place.

In the image below, we can see the Date Picker Control that we have created. We just press the arrow at the right of the Date Picker Control, where the Calendar appears, and we just select the Date necessary.

How To Create A Date Picker Control in a Microsoft Word Document?

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