How to create a word-limited entry box/form in MS Word?

I want to create an application form that asks short answer questions limited to a certain word limit, such as 200 word max. I would like these forms to be filled out on a computer, and emailed to me, where I would print and review them.

Ideally, I would like this form to simply have boxes for answers/responses, all the information on the form will be in a set formatted location. I am thinking MS Word is best because most everyone has access to the program.

How do I accomplish this? or an alternative program/method to do this?

Acrobat might be better for this.