It's not exactly clear to me what you want to do, but the Word help (search for Forms) should tell you what can be done and what can't be done.
You don't tell the context of your wish. Although making fill-in forms is possible in Word, it's not exactly it's speciality. There are lots of alternatives, like:
- Adobe Acrobat to make forms that you can fill in in Adobe Reader (a fillable pdf)
- MS Access to make a form including putting the data in a database for you to retrieve and use it in any form you like
- html-forms (need a server side function to do something with the data entered); there are many tools that help you design such forms
- dedicated software like http://www.smartform.com/e/index.htm (found it with google, but there should be much more around)
Can't advice anything without knowing the background at least. And even then I don't have any experience except using MS Access.
Have a good search, if you decide to go for other software than Word.
I would like to create a form (or template) that allows users to enter data. The form I am trying to model after has little grey boxes with five tiny cirlces in them (you can see these circles in the "show" of the show/hide mode) You can tab from one grey box to the next as you enter data skipping over the existing text. Can't figure out how to do this. I can send the form I am using as an example...