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I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction manual and I
need the first page to be protected so that only form fields are being
changed in the document. The subsequent pages are tables and within these
tables are photos inserted for visual aid in the instruction. The problem
I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated the
"Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text, are
still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert photos and text
into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes" option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked for
section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still allow for
use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.

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Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes -- even in
unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the document, draw
the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able to
reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction manual
and I need the first page to be protected so that only form fields
are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are tables
and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid in the
instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated the
"Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.



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Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells within a
table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes -- even in
unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the document, draw
the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able to
reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction manual
and I need the first page to be protected so that only form fields
are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are tables
and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid in the
instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated the
"Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.




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Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.



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Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.






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Type "protect" in the Help search box, and choose the topic "Allow
editing in a protected document". Read those instructions. Then you
have to use your imagination a little bit.

The procedure involves protecting the whole document and then allowing
editing everywhere except where you want locking. So allow editing
from the beginning of the document up to, but not including, the first
locked cell. Allow editing for any cells or groups of cells that
should not be locked. Finally, allow editing from just beyond the end
of the last locked cell to the end of the document.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:16:02 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.




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Thanks. If there's a macrobutton (one that saves the document and attaches
it to an email) in one of the cells will it continue to work?

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Type "protect" in the Help search box, and choose the topic "Allow
editing in a protected document". Read those instructions. Then you
have to use your imagination a little bit.

The procedure involves protecting the whole document and then allowing
editing everywhere except where you want locking. So allow editing
from the beginning of the document up to, but not including, the first
locked cell. Allow editing for any cells or groups of cells that
should not be locked. Finally, allow editing from just beyond the end
of the last locked cell to the end of the document.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:16:02 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.




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The macrobutton will continue to call the macro, regardless of whether
it's in a protected cell or an unprotected area. Whether the macro
continues to operate correctly is something you'll have to test -- it
depends on exactly what the macro does.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:27:01 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Thanks. If there's a macrobutton (one that saves the document and attaches
it to an email) in one of the cells will it continue to work?

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Type "protect" in the Help search box, and choose the topic "Allow
editing in a protected document". Read those instructions. Then you
have to use your imagination a little bit.

The procedure involves protecting the whole document and then allowing
editing everywhere except where you want locking. So allow editing
from the beginning of the document up to, but not including, the first
locked cell. Allow editing for any cells or groups of cells that
should not be locked. Finally, allow editing from just beyond the end
of the last locked cell to the end of the document.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:16:02 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.




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The macrobutton will save the form and then attach it to an email. Ideally
I'd like the subsequent email to be preaddressed when it opens but I haven't
figured out how to do that.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

The macrobutton will continue to call the macro, regardless of whether
it's in a protected cell or an unprotected area. Whether the macro
continues to operate correctly is something you'll have to test -- it
depends on exactly what the macro does.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:27:01 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Thanks. If there's a macrobutton (one that saves the document and attaches
it to an email) in one of the cells will it continue to work?

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Type "protect" in the Help search box, and choose the topic "Allow
editing in a protected document". Read those instructions. Then you
have to use your imagination a little bit.

The procedure involves protecting the whole document and then allowing
editing everywhere except where you want locking. So allow editing
from the beginning of the document up to, but not including, the first
locked cell. Allow editing for any cells or groups of cells that
should not be locked. Finally, allow editing from just beyond the end
of the last locked cell to the end of the document.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:16:02 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.





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As I said, you're going to have to test the macro in the environment
in which it's going to have to work. I can't tell you in advance how
that's going to turn out.

The article at http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/InterDev/SendMail.htm
discusses several ways to make macros that send documents as email.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 19:07:01 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

The macrobutton will save the form and then attach it to an email. Ideally
I'd like the subsequent email to be preaddressed when it opens but I haven't
figured out how to do that.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

The macrobutton will continue to call the macro, regardless of whether
it's in a protected cell or an unprotected area. Whether the macro
continues to operate correctly is something you'll have to test -- it
depends on exactly what the macro does.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:27:01 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Thanks. If there's a macrobutton (one that saves the document and attaches
it to an email) in one of the cells will it continue to work?

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Type "protect" in the Help search box, and choose the topic "Allow
editing in a protected document". Read those instructions. Then you
have to use your imagination a little bit.

The procedure involves protecting the whole document and then allowing
editing everywhere except where you want locking. So allow editing
from the beginning of the document up to, but not including, the first
locked cell. Allow editing for any cells or groups of cells that
should not be locked. Finally, allow editing from just beyond the end
of the last locked cell to the end of the document.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:16:02 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.







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Thanks Jay. I really appreciate your patience.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

As I said, you're going to have to test the macro in the environment
in which it's going to have to work. I can't tell you in advance how
that's going to turn out.

The article at http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/InterDev/SendMail.htm
discusses several ways to make macros that send documents as email.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 19:07:01 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

The macrobutton will save the form and then attach it to an email. Ideally
I'd like the subsequent email to be preaddressed when it opens but I haven't
figured out how to do that.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

The macrobutton will continue to call the macro, regardless of whether
it's in a protected cell or an unprotected area. Whether the macro
continues to operate correctly is something you'll have to test -- it
depends on exactly what the macro does.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:27:01 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Thanks. If there's a macrobutton (one that saves the document and attaches
it to an email) in one of the cells will it continue to work?

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Type "protect" in the Help search box, and choose the topic "Allow
editing in a protected document". Read those instructions. Then you
have to use your imagination a little bit.

The procedure involves protecting the whole document and then allowing
editing everywhere except where you want locking. So allow editing
from the beginning of the document up to, but not including, the first
locked cell. Allow editing for any cells or groups of cells that
should not be locked. Finally, allow editing from just beyond the end
of the last locked cell to the end of the document.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:16:02 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.






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Default Help! Word document Protection

I am currently trying to make an standard form of letter. I've activated
protection on the document and edited where the others may insert text. This
seemed to work as I intended it, but when printed out, there is a marker at
the start and end of the texts.

I'll try to clearify. [Name] is a typical box available for editing. Now, on
the print, it says : |Martin|. how are these "|" removed from the document
upon printing? I've tried searching with the help on this, but having
difficulties finding the searchword adequate to solving the matter.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Type "protect" in the Help search box, and choose the topic "Allow
editing in a protected document". Read those instructions. Then you
have to use your imagination a little bit.

The procedure involves protecting the whole document and then allowing
editing everywhere except where you want locking. So allow editing
from the beginning of the document up to, but not including, the first
locked cell. Allow editing for any cells or groups of cells that
should not be locked. Finally, allow editing from just beyond the end
of the last locked cell to the end of the document.

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On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 19:16:02 -0700, cbcrocker
wrote:

Jay - I can't find the instructions for locking individual cells in Word
2003. Where is it located? - Craig

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Locking individual cells is possible only in Word 2003. And if that document
is opened in any earlier version, it behaves as if the whole document is
protected.

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Pinky wrote:
Jay,

Thanks for the reply, but is there a way to lock individual cells
within a table in MS Word?

Pinky,
"Jay Freedman" wrote:

Hi Pinky,

Unfortunately, while any part a document is protected for forms, it's
impossible to use any of the drawing tools including AutoShapes --
even in unprotected sections. The only solution is to unprotect the
document, draw the shapes, and reprotect the document.

Depending on what version of Word you have, you may need the macro in
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...lfResetOff.htm to be able
to reprotect without clearing the form fields.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Pinky wrote:
I created a document that is going to be used as a instruction
manual and I need the first page to be protected so that only form
fields are being changed in the document. The subsequent pages are
tables and within these tables are photos inserted for visual aid
in the instruction. The problem I'am finding is this:

I inserted a section break on page 1 of the document and initiated
the "Protect Document" option on section 1 of the document.

Now on the following pages, that I will be entering photos and text,
are still showing that the document is locked. I can still insert
photos and text into the tables but I cannot use the "Auto Shapes"
option in MS Word.

Is this option not available on section 2 when a document is locked
for section 1 only?
How can I set this document up and still protect page 1 and still
allow for use of "AutoShapes" etc... on the following pages.




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