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Old April 27th 09, 02:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
mon
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i need to lock some elements on the page so when i give to sales staff they
cant edit all of the doc, only things that i have left unlocked. this can be
shapes, images inserted and or text boxes. can you do this, how do i do this,
there must be a way.
cheers
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Old April 27th 09, 07:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
macropod[_2_]
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Hi mon,

Depending on the document's layout, you may be able to achieve what you need by simply moving the shapes & images into the page
header or footer.

Alternatively (or additionally) you can use Section breaks to delineate the 'protected' and 'unprotected' portions, then use forms
protection (Tools|Protect Document|Forms Sections) to lock only the 'protected' portions. Do note, though, that tis imposes a
number of editing restrictions on the 'unprotected' portions also.

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i need to lock some elements on the page so when i give to sales staff they
cant edit all of the doc, only things that i have left unlocked. this can be
shapes, images inserted and or text boxes. can you do this, how do i do this,
there must be a way.
cheers


 




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