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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to protect section breaks from accidental deletion. I use
the breaks to separate for instance the main body from the appendices,
with different page numbering scheme.

The usual route seems to be to lock down headers and footers by form-
protecting a first blank section.
(e.g. http://thedailyreviewer.com/windowsa...reaks-11964189)
However, as pointed out in the link, that also means users can't draw
or insert SmartArt in the rest of the document.

Is there any other (unconventional) way to protect, hide, etc. section
breaks? I've tried putting them in containers such as text boxes, but
that doesn't work... Can they be for instance 'hidden' somewhere? Or
be made *really* visible?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
Freerk

(PS Using Word 2007 on XP).
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Default protect section break from accidental deletion?

Instead of forms protection, you could try choosing the "No changes (Read only)" option in the "Allow only this type of editing in the document" list (on the Restrict Formatting and Editing pane). You would then have to set "Exceptions" for those areas where you want users to be able to insert contents.

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to protect section breaks from accidental deletion. I use
the breaks to separate for instance the main body from the appendices,
with different page numbering scheme.

The usual route seems to be to lock down headers and footers by form-
protecting a first blank section.
(e.g. http://thedailyreviewer.com/windowsa...reaks-11964189)
However, as pointed out in the link, that also means users can't draw
or insert SmartArt in the rest of the document.

Is there any other (unconventional) way to protect, hide, etc. section
breaks? I've tried putting them in containers such as text boxes, but
that doesn't work... Can they be for instance 'hidden' somewhere? Or
be made *really* visible?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
Freerk

(PS Using Word 2007 on XP).
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