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How to Create a Questionnaire in Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 offers you various features that help to create professionally-designed documents for business and academic purposes. This article shows you how to create a questionnaire in Word 2007, including items like checkboxes and response scale that are usually needed in a questionnaire.

Microsoft Word 2007 offers you various features that help to create professionally-designed documents for business and academic purposes. Questionnaire, a common method used to collect data in market and social researches, is one type of document that you can easily create using this application.This article shows you how to create a questionnaire in Word 2007, including items like checkbox and response scale that are usually needed in a questionnaire.

  1. After opening a new blank document in Microsoft Word 2007, write the title of your questionnaire at the top of the document. Highlight, center and bold the title (alternatively you can highlight the text and press Ctrl+B and Ctrl+E)
  2. Under the title, you can put a brief description of your questionnaire.
  3. Type out the questions for the questionnaire. Start a new paragraph for each question.

How to Insert a Checkbox in Microsoft Word 2007

The following are the instructions to insert a checkbox that the respondents can click in when filling in the questionnaire using a computer. 

  1. If you need to create checkboxes in your questionnaire, go to the "Developer" tab. If you do not see the Developer tab, click the Office button (top left of the window), and go to Word Options. Check the box that says "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon". You will now see the Developer tab next to the "View" tab.
  2. Next, click on the "Developer" tab and then under the "Controls" box, click on "Legacy Tools".  Click on "Check Box Form Field" (at this stage the check box is added but you will not be able to click in it yet).
  3. Click on the "Developer" tab and then click on "Protect Document". You will see the "Restrict Formatting and Editing" box on the right side of the window.
  4. Under "2. Editing Restrictions" , check the box next to "Allow only this type of editing in the document:". Choose the "Filling in Forms" from the drop down menu.
  5. Under "3. Start Enforcement", click the "Yes, Start Enforcing Protection" button. You can enter a password to protect the document, although this is optional. Click "OK" and now your respondents can click in the checkbox created.

How to Insert a Response Scale in Mircrosoft Word 2007

A response scale is usually used to evaluate how much the respondent agree or disagree to a particular statement. In this article, I will show you how you can create a 5-point response scale.

  1. Create a table by clicking on the "Insert" tab and then on the "Table" button.  Choose 5x2 for the rows and columns.
  2. Type in numbers 1 to 5 in each column in the first row of the table.
  3. Under number 1, (first column of the second row), type "Totally Disagree" and under number 5 (last column of the second row), type "Totally Agree". You can also put a response under number 2,3 and 4 in the scale (e.g Agree,Neither,Disagree), however putting only 2 responses as I have shown here is a simpler way to create the response scale.
  4. Highlight the entire table and click the center button (shortcut: Ctrl+E)
  5. Type the statements below the response scale and based on the scale, the respondent will write his/her response next to each statement.

As you can see, creating a questionnaire in Word 2007 is easy and  simple, yet you can get a professionally desiged questionnaire for you to use for your research purpose.

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