Protecting the form


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Protecting the form

We've created our form, tested the controls, run spell check, had some other people look at it, and we're feeling now like this form is ready to go. But it still has some issues that we need to resolve. For example, I can type here, or here, or here, but I can also type here. I can actually get rid of the labels and type other data in. Oops! That's not okay. Or I could decide I wanted to put a different picture in. Bad idea! We need to protect this form so that the user only can access the areas of the form where we've placed content controls.

This is really easy to do in Word 2007. We're going to go back to the Developer tab and we're going to choose Protect Document > Restrict Formatting and Editing. When we do, the Restrict Formatting and Editing task pane opens on the right-hand side. We're simply going to go to the Editing Restrictions, click here and say Filling in Forms. So, the only kind of editing that will be allowed in this completed template is fi...

Protecting the form
Video duration: 2m 54s 2h 23m Intermediate

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Protecting the form provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Gini Courter as part of the Word 2007: Forms in Depth

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Business
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Word
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