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Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?
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A protected form can have unprotected sections. You'll need to insert
section breaks to separate the protected and unprotected portions. For more,
see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm and
especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article links to.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?



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I have a different question on this same issue.

I just got a call from a user who is working with a document that has
protected fields. The person who protected the fields no longer works here,
and none of the current employees know the password required to unlock those
fields. My guess is that they are out of luck. Nonetheless, I will pose
the question here in order to have my guess either confirmed or proven
wrong.

Is there a way to remove the password from protected fields when the current
password is unknown?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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A protected form can have unprotected sections. You'll need to insert
section breaks to separate the protected and unprotected portions. For
more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm and
especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article links to.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

wrote in message
...
Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?





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Forms protection is easily dealt with. Just insert the protected form into a
new blank document. The protection will be removed.

Note that the above does *not* apply to documents that have been password
protected with a password to open. In such cases the entire document is
encrypted, and if you don't know the password you're pretty much just out of
luck.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
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I have a different question on this same issue.

I just got a call from a user who is working with a document that has
protected fields. The person who protected the fields no longer works
here, and none of the current employees know the password required to
unlock those fields. My guess is that they are out of luck. Nonetheless,
I will pose the question here in order to have my guess either confirmed
or proven wrong.

Is there a way to remove the password from protected fields when the
current password is unknown?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
A protected form can have unprotected sections. You'll need to insert
section breaks to separate the protected and unprotected portions. For
more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm and
especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article links to.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

wrote in message
...
Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?








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Interesting. I had the user attempt to copy the form to another document,
be he reported that he is unable to select any text in the document. So,
maybe the entire text of the document has been protected?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Forms protection is easily dealt with. Just insert the protected form into
a new blank document. The protection will be removed.

Note that the above does *not* apply to documents that have been password
protected with a password to open. In such cases the entire document is
encrypted, and if you don't know the password you're pretty much just out
of luck.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
...
I have a different question on this same issue.

I just got a call from a user who is working with a document that has
protected fields. The person who protected the fields no longer works
here, and none of the current employees know the password required to
unlock those fields. My guess is that they are out of luck.
Nonetheless, I will pose the question here in order to have my guess
either confirmed or proven wrong.

Is there a way to remove the password from protected fields when the
current password is unknown?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
A protected form can have unprotected sections. You'll need to insert
section breaks to separate the protected and unprotected portions. For
more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm and
especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article links
to.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

wrote in message
...
Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?












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To insert the form into a new document, create a new document and use Insert
| File.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
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Interesting. I had the user attempt to copy the form to another document,
be he reported that he is unable to select any text in the document. So,
maybe the entire text of the document has been protected?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Forms protection is easily dealt with. Just insert the protected form
into a new blank document. The protection will be removed.

Note that the above does *not* apply to documents that have been password
protected with a password to open. In such cases the entire document is
encrypted, and if you don't know the password you're pretty much just out
of luck.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
...
I have a different question on this same issue.

I just got a call from a user who is working with a document that has
protected fields. The person who protected the fields no longer works
here, and none of the current employees know the password required to
unlock those fields. My guess is that they are out of luck.
Nonetheless, I will pose the question here in order to have my guess
either confirmed or proven wrong.

Is there a way to remove the password from protected fields when the
current password is unknown?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
A protected form can have unprotected sections. You'll need to insert
section breaks to separate the protected and unprotected portions. For
more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm
and especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article
links to.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

wrote in message
...
Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?












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Ahh! You meant "insert" as in literally insert! Well why didn't you say
so? Oh, wait a minute, you did. ;-)

I had the user do the Insert | File and it worked. Thanks for the help!

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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To insert the form into a new document, create a new document and use
Insert | File.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
...
Interesting. I had the user attempt to copy the form to another
document, be he reported that he is unable to select any text in the
document. So, maybe the entire text of the document has been protected?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Forms protection is easily dealt with. Just insert the protected form
into a new blank document. The protection will be removed.

Note that the above does *not* apply to documents that have been
password protected with a password to open. In such cases the entire
document is encrypted, and if you don't know the password you're pretty
much just out of luck.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
...
I have a different question on this same issue.

I just got a call from a user who is working with a document that has
protected fields. The person who protected the fields no longer works
here, and none of the current employees know the password required to
unlock those fields. My guess is that they are out of luck.
Nonetheless, I will pose the question here in order to have my guess
either confirmed or proven wrong.

Is there a way to remove the password from protected fields when the
current password is unknown?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
A protected form can have unprotected sections. You'll need to insert
section breaks to separate the protected and unprotected portions. For
more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm
and especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article
links to.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

wrote in message
...
Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?














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Yeah, sorry about that. I should be more specific. g

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
...
Ahh! You meant "insert" as in literally insert! Well why didn't you say
so? Oh, wait a minute, you did. ;-)

I had the user do the Insert | File and it worked. Thanks for the help!

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
To insert the form into a new document, create a new document and use
Insert | File.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
...
Interesting. I had the user attempt to copy the form to another
document, be he reported that he is unable to select any text in the
document. So, maybe the entire text of the document has been protected?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Forms protection is easily dealt with. Just insert the protected form
into a new blank document. The protection will be removed.

Note that the above does *not* apply to documents that have been
password protected with a password to open. In such cases the entire
document is encrypted, and if you don't know the password you're pretty
much just out of luck.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Thomas M." wrote in message
...
I have a different question on this same issue.

I just got a call from a user who is working with a document that has
protected fields. The person who protected the fields no longer works
here, and none of the current employees know the password required to
unlock those fields. My guess is that they are out of luck.
Nonetheless, I will pose the question here in order to have my guess
either confirmed or proven wrong.

Is there a way to remove the password from protected fields when the
current password is unknown?

--Tom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
A protected form can have unprotected sections. You'll need to insert
section breaks to separate the protected and unprotected portions. For
more, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm
and especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article
links to.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

wrote in message
...
Hello...

I am wondering if there is any way to lock a specific part of a
document? In other words, If I wanted to create a public document
for
everyone to use, is there anyway to lock certain parts of this
document so other users cannot enter information, and leave the rest
of the document for entering?
















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