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Default Forms created in Word 2003 that I can't seem to edit in Word 2007

My IT department recently upgraded me to Office 2007. Much of it I
absolutely love. But it is taking some getting used to. Here is my issue.
I created many forms for my department at work in Word 2003 with form fields.
Now, when I open them I cannot access many of the functions on the "ribbon"
such as "Font", "Paragraph" etc. I have done quite a bit of searching
through forums online and not been able to solve the issue. I have found the
"Protect" tab and set it to unrestricted, but I'm at a loss at this point and
completely frustrated. I do plan on going through some of the online
tutorials, but for now would appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks so much!
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You will need to unprotect the document to do that. If the Developer tab of
the ribbon is not already visible, click on the Office Button and then on
Word Options and then on Popular and check the box for "Show Developer tab
in the Ribbon". That tab contains a Protect Document section.

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Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"HBForsyth" wrote in message
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My IT department recently upgraded me to Office 2007. Much of it I
absolutely love. But it is taking some getting used to. Here is my
issue.
I created many forms for my department at work in Word 2003 with form
fields.
Now, when I open them I cannot access many of the functions on the
"ribbon"
such as "Font", "Paragraph" etc. I have done quite a bit of searching
through forums online and not been able to solve the issue. I have found
the
"Protect" tab and set it to unrestricted, but I'm at a loss at this point
and
completely frustrated. I do plan on going through some of the online
tutorials, but for now would appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks so much!


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Default Forms created in Word 2003 that I can't seem to edit in Word 2

I already tried this. I went tot he protect section and it is set to
"unrestricted access", so that is why I can't seem to figure out what to do
next. What am I missing?

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

You will need to unprotect the document to do that. If the Developer tab of
the ribbon is not already visible, click on the Office Button and then on
Word Options and then on Popular and check the box for "Show Developer tab
in the Ribbon". That tab contains a Protect Document section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"HBForsyth" wrote in message
...
My IT department recently upgraded me to Office 2007. Much of it I
absolutely love. But it is taking some getting used to. Here is my
issue.
I created many forms for my department at work in Word 2003 with form
fields.
Now, when I open them I cannot access many of the functions on the
"ribbon"
such as "Font", "Paragraph" etc. I have done quite a bit of searching
through forums online and not been able to solve the issue. I have found
the
"Protect" tab and set it to unrestricted, but I'm at a loss at this point
and
completely frustrated. I do plan on going through some of the online
tutorials, but for now would appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks so much!


.

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Default Forms created in Word 2003 that I can't seem to edit in Word 2

Different kind of protection. You have to click on Restrict Formatting and
Editing to get the old-style Protect Document pane and click Stop
Protection.

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"HBForsyth" wrote in message
...
I already tried this. I went tot he protect section and it is set to
"unrestricted access", so that is why I can't seem to figure out what to
do
next. What am I missing?

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

You will need to unprotect the document to do that. If the Developer tab
of
the ribbon is not already visible, click on the Office Button and then on
Word Options and then on Popular and check the box for "Show Developer
tab
in the Ribbon". That tab contains a Protect Document section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"HBForsyth" wrote in message
...
My IT department recently upgraded me to Office 2007. Much of it I
absolutely love. But it is taking some getting used to. Here is my
issue.
I created many forms for my department at work in Word 2003 with form
fields.
Now, when I open them I cannot access many of the functions on the
"ribbon"
such as "Font", "Paragraph" etc. I have done quite a bit of searching
through forums online and not been able to solve the issue. I have
found
the
"Protect" tab and set it to unrestricted, but I'm at a loss at this
point
and
completely frustrated. I do plan on going through some of the online
tutorials, but for now would appreciate any help I can get.

Thanks so much!


.



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