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Old March 20th 08, 05:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Cheese_whiz
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Default Convert form text boxes to normal text on save in 2003?

Hi all,

Office (word) 2007, when saving a new template/form document (a document
made from a template/form), will convert the form fields to static text.
When/if you email a copy of the document thereafter, it just looks like a
normal word doc (no form field darkened areas....just the text you put in the
form fields).

Is there a way to setup word 2003 so that after you create a document based
on a template with form fields, the form fields are no longer
editable/visible (just the text you put in them is visible like all normal
text)?

Thanks,
CW
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Old March 21st 08, 06:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Graham Mayor
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Default Convert form text boxes to normal text on save in 2003?

Unlock the form - CTRL+A CTRL+SHIFT+F9

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Cheese_whiz wrote:
Hi all,

Office (word) 2007, when saving a new template/form document (a
document made from a template/form), will convert the form fields to
static text. When/if you email a copy of the document thereafter, it
just looks like a normal word doc (no form field darkened
areas....just the text you put in the form fields).

Is there a way to setup word 2003 so that after you create a document
based on a template with form fields, the form fields are no longer
editable/visible (just the text you put in them is visible like all
normal text)?

Thanks,
CW



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Old April 3rd 08, 12:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Convert form text boxes to normal text on save in 2003?

That's "unlink" rather than "unlock."

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Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
Unlock the form - CTRL+A CTRL+SHIFT+F9

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



Cheese_whiz wrote:
Hi all,

Office (word) 2007, when saving a new template/form document (a
document made from a template/form), will convert the form fields to
static text. When/if you email a copy of the document thereafter, it
just looks like a normal word doc (no form field darkened
areas....just the text you put in the form fields).

Is there a way to setup word 2003 so that after you create a document
based on a template with form fields, the form fields are no longer
editable/visible (just the text you put in them is visible like all
normal text)?

Thanks,
CW






 




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