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Tommy Vinson
 
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I bought a new tablet PC to create a form that a customer can sign but to my
dismay when I protect a document for forms I can't use the ink tools. I did
read that I protect only a portion of a document but can't figure out how to
do it. I read one review that said that the feature to protect part of a
document is "broken" in Word 2003.

The ideal solution would be of course that Microsoft would add a control to
accept ink in a protected document.

Any help?
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You can protect a section and not protect another section in Word (including
Word 2003).
For more about sections and section breaks, see
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." Check this
in help. For more about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"Tommy Vinson" Tommy wrote in message
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I bought a new tablet PC to create a form that a customer can sign but to
my
dismay when I protect a document for forms I can't use the ink tools. I
did
read that I protect only a portion of a document but can't figure out how
to
do it. I read one review that said that the feature to protect part of a
document is "broken" in Word 2003.

The ideal solution would be of course that Microsoft would add a control
to
accept ink in a protected document.

Any help?



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Tommy Vinson
 
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Thanks Charles. The section break did allow me to protect part of the page
but the ink still would not work on the unprotected section.

Any ideas where to go next?

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

You can protect a section and not protect another section in Word (including
Word 2003).
For more about sections and section breaks, see
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." Check this
in help. For more about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"Tommy Vinson" Tommy wrote in message
...
I bought a new tablet PC to create a form that a customer can sign but to
my
dismay when I protect a document for forms I can't use the ink tools. I
did
read that I protect only a portion of a document but can't figure out how
to
do it. I read one review that said that the feature to protect part of a
document is "broken" in Word 2003.

The ideal solution would be of course that Microsoft would add a control
to
accept ink in a protected document.

Any help?




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Sorry, no.
"Tommy Vinson" wrote in message
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Thanks Charles. The section break did allow me to protect part of the page
but the ink still would not work on the unprotected section.

Any ideas where to go next?

"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

You can protect a section and not protect another section in Word
(including
Word 2003).
For more about sections and section breaks, see
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm.

What you are talking about is what Word calls an "online form." Check
this
in help. For more about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm especially
Dian
Chapman's series of articles.

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.
"Tommy Vinson" Tommy wrote in message
...
I bought a new tablet PC to create a form that a customer can sign but
to
my
dismay when I protect a document for forms I can't use the ink tools. I
did
read that I protect only a portion of a document but can't figure out
how
to
do it. I read one review that said that the feature to protect part of
a
document is "broken" in Word 2003.

The ideal solution would be of course that Microsoft would add a
control
to
accept ink in a protected document.

Any help?






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Cindy M -WordMVP-
 
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Hi ?B?VG9tbXkgVmluc29u?=,

I bought a new tablet PC to create a form that a customer can sign but to my
dismay when I protect a document for forms I can't use the ink tools. I did
read that I protect only a portion of a document but can't figure out how to
do it. I read one review that said that the feature to protect part of a
document is "broken" in Word 2003.

The ideal solution would be of course that Microsoft would add a control to
accept ink in a protected document.

I suspect that Microsoft simply hasn't gotten this far with Ink support. It is
fairly new. You might check in the InfoPath newsgroup if InfoPath can do what
you need. It's a package strictly for forms; but I have no idea what kind of
Ink support it has (if any).

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

This reply is posted in the Newsgroup; please post any follow question or reply
in the newsgroup and not by e-mail :-)



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Tommy, Can I ask you how youo've solved this problem, ehich additional
software addons you may have used, etc? I'm having the exact same issue

"Tommy Vinson" wrote:

I bought a new tablet PC to create a form that a customer can sign but to my
dismay when I protect a document for forms I can't use the ink tools. I did
read that I protect only a portion of a document but can't figure out how to
do it. I read one review that said that the feature to protect part of a
document is "broken" in Word 2003.

The ideal solution would be of course that Microsoft would add a control to
accept ink in a protected document.

Any help?

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