Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Protecting the form, part of Word 2007: Forms in Depth.
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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 filling in forms, and that's true for every single document that we create from here.…
AuthorGini von Courter
Prerequisite Course: Word 2007 Essential Training
- 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
Word 2007: Formatting Long Documentswith David Rivers4h 41m Intermediate
Word 2007: Mail Merge in Depthwith Gini von Courter1h 37m Intermediate
1. Getting to Know Word Forms
Formatting form tables7m 33s
2. Inserting Form Controls to Capture Data
3. Finishing a Form
4. Creating Internal Forms with Building Blocks
5. Creating Controls That Repeat Data
What's next?5m 13s
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