Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Protecting the form, part of Word 2010: Forms.
So here's our great-looking form.…It has images and labels, content controls to hold data.…Now, before we save this form as a template or distribute it to our users, we want to…lock the form down so that those users can't accidentally edit parts of the form that we…don't want them to edit.…For example the labels, we don't want somebody to accidentally do that.…So if we had created this form in earlier versions of Word, we would have protected…the form by restricting editing.…
So we would have gone to Restrict Editing and said only allow the type of editing where…people fill in forms, and we would have enforced our protection.…You will still do that if you use the legacy form controls right here, because that's the…way we protect legacy forms.…But if you are using the Word 2010 content controls--this set of controls here--then…you don't want to restrict editing because when you protect your form in that way, it…can interfere with the way the Word content controls work.…
So protecting a Word 2010 form is actually a little more straightforward, but it doesn't…
AuthorGini von Courter
Prerequisite Course: Word 2010 Essential Training
- Setting up a form
- Customizing pre-built Microsoft.com templates
- Inserting content controls
- Saving a form as a template
- Troubleshooting form issues
- Understanding Building Blocks
- Creating a schema using the Content Control Toolkit
Skill Level Intermediate
Web Form Design Best Practiceswith Luke Wroblewski3h 46m Appropriate for all
1. Getting to Know Word Forms
2. Inserting Form Controls to Capture Data
3. Finishing a Form
4. Creating Internal Forms with Building Blocks
5. Creating Controls That Repeat Data
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