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Adding Controls to a Document

Office 2007

You can add ActiveX controls to a document's drawing layer or text layer. To add a control to the drawing layer, click the control on the Control Toolbox. Drag an adjustment handle of the control until the control's outline is the size and shape you want. To add a control to the text layer, hold down the SHIFT key while you click a control on the Control Toolbox. The control is automatically added to the document at the insertion point.

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Dragging a control (or a number of "grouped" controls) from the form back to the Control Toolbox creates a template of that control, which can be reused. This is a useful feature for implementing a standard interface for your applications.