MS365 WORD: How to Create Macro Button to CLEAR ALL fields in fill-in form

Jan 11, 2020
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Help please...

I have a MS365 Word fill-in Form created that we don't want our users to be able to SAVE. We just want user to be able to email filled-in form.

- I have a working macro that takes the filled in form and emails it, however it saves the data on the original form automatically.
- Creating a template also forces user to save doc prior to email sending.

So, I believe my only option is NOT using a Template, but using the document and creating a "CLEAR FORM" macro Button which will allow user to start with a clean form upon opening.

Word FORM includes the following which would need to be cleared with this macro:
  • Text boxes
  • Check boxes
  • Drop-down lists
  • Date picker fields
FYI: I'm not an expert at coding, yet I've tried several attempts, without the desired results.

Can this even be done in a Word Form?


Microsoft MVP
Mar 2, 2012
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Instead of using a document for this, you should be using a proper Word template. That way, when the user saves the filled-in document, the template won't get overwritten. No code required.

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