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Protect a table in word

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by emerald, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. emerald

    emerald Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in word, but
    want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows
     
  2. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    Do you mean fixed width columns? What part of the layout are you wanting to
    protect, and what version of Office /Word are you using?

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    --
    please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

    "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A0015165-61A8-4531-BA6D-7FD57D3F4487@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in word, but
    > want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows
     
  3. emerald

    emerald Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    basically i'm trying to protect the table so nobody can alter the columns,
    but can add text, hope that is more clearer. Word 2003

    "Susan Ramlet" wrote:

    > Do you mean fixed width columns? What part of the layout are you wanting to
    > protect, and what version of Office /Word are you using?
    >
    > --
    > Susan Ramlet
    > --
    > please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >
    > "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A0015165-61A8-4531-BA6D-7FD57D3F4487@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > > I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in word, but
    > > want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows

    >
     
  4. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    There may be other ways, but here's one:

    Use fixed column width in your table
    Insert form fields in each cell that can be edited (text input)
    Protect the document for "filling in forms".

    Then as people type into the fields, the columns remain fixed.

    If that's not enough info, post back and I'll try to provide more steps.

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**


    "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D83C9B4F-455E-480D-BEAB-D632B99FE21F@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > basically i'm trying to protect the table so nobody can alter the columns,
    > but can add text, hope that is more clearer. Word 2003
    >
    > "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    >
    >> Do you mean fixed width columns? What part of the layout are you wanting
    >> to
    >> protect, and what version of Office /Word are you using?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Susan Ramlet
    >> --
    >> please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >>
    >> "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:A0015165-61A8-4531-BA6D-7FD57D3F4487@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi,
    >> > I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in word,
    >> > but
    >> > want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows

    >>
     
  5. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    You may also want to post to a Word group specifically, where more of those
    gurus tend to hang out.

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**


    "Susan Ramlet" <shramlet@SPAMISBADmanitscoldhere.com> wrote in message
    news:0F57CA39-020D-41D2-BDB2-65E3247EE795@microsoft.com...
    > There may be other ways, but here's one:
    >
    > Use fixed column width in your table
    > Insert form fields in each cell that can be edited (text input)
    > Protect the document for "filling in forms".
    >
    > Then as people type into the fields, the columns remain fixed.
    >
    > If that's not enough info, post back and I'll try to provide more steps.
    >
    > --
    > Susan Ramlet
    > **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    >
    >
    > "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D83C9B4F-455E-480D-BEAB-D632B99FE21F@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi,
    >> basically i'm trying to protect the table so nobody can alter the
    >> columns,
    >> but can add text, hope that is more clearer. Word 2003
    >>
    >> "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Do you mean fixed width columns? What part of the layout are you wanting
    >>> to
    >>> protect, and what version of Office /Word are you using?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Susan Ramlet
    >>> --
    >>> please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >>>
    >>> "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:A0015165-61A8-4531-BA6D-7FD57D3F4487@microsoft.com...
    >>> > Hi,
    >>> > I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in word,
    >>> > but
    >>> > want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows
    >>>

    >
     
  6. emerald

    emerald Flightless Bird

    Thanks for that Susan, but didnt work, it wont fix the column. Any more ideas?

    "Susan Ramlet" wrote:

    > You may also want to post to a Word group specifically, where more of those
    > gurus tend to hang out.
    >
    > --
    > Susan Ramlet
    > **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    >
    >
    > "Susan Ramlet" <shramlet@SPAMISBADmanitscoldhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:0F57CA39-020D-41D2-BDB2-65E3247EE795@microsoft.com...
    > > There may be other ways, but here's one:
    > >
    > > Use fixed column width in your table
    > > Insert form fields in each cell that can be edited (text input)
    > > Protect the document for "filling in forms".
    > >
    > > Then as people type into the fields, the columns remain fixed.
    > >
    > > If that's not enough info, post back and I'll try to provide more steps.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Susan Ramlet
    > > **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    > >
    > >
    > > "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:D83C9B4F-455E-480D-BEAB-D632B99FE21F@microsoft.com...
    > >> Hi,
    > >> basically i'm trying to protect the table so nobody can alter the
    > >> columns,
    > >> but can add text, hope that is more clearer. Word 2003
    > >>
    > >> "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Do you mean fixed width columns? What part of the layout are you wanting
    > >>> to
    > >>> protect, and what version of Office /Word are you using?
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Susan Ramlet
    > >>> --
    > >>> please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >>>
    > >>> "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >>> news:A0015165-61A8-4531-BA6D-7FD57D3F4487@microsoft.com...
    > >>> > Hi,
    > >>> > I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in word,
    > >>> > but
    > >>> > want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows
    > >>>

    > >

    >
     
  7. Susan Ramlet

    Susan Ramlet Flightless Bird

    It worked for me...did you check your table column settings to ensure that
    each is fixed width?

    --
    Susan Ramlet
    **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**


    "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F568D06B-C59B-478E-85D6-B256BDE7254F@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for that Susan, but didnt work, it wont fix the column. Any more
    > ideas?
    >
    > "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    >
    >> You may also want to post to a Word group specifically, where more of
    >> those
    >> gurus tend to hang out.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Susan Ramlet
    >> **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    >>
    >>
    >> "Susan Ramlet" <shramlet@SPAMISBADmanitscoldhere.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0F57CA39-020D-41D2-BDB2-65E3247EE795@microsoft.com...
    >> > There may be other ways, but here's one:
    >> >
    >> > Use fixed column width in your table
    >> > Insert form fields in each cell that can be edited (text input)
    >> > Protect the document for "filling in forms".
    >> >
    >> > Then as people type into the fields, the columns remain fixed.
    >> >
    >> > If that's not enough info, post back and I'll try to provide more
    >> > steps.
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Susan Ramlet
    >> > **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:D83C9B4F-455E-480D-BEAB-D632B99FE21F@microsoft.com...
    >> >> Hi,
    >> >> basically i'm trying to protect the table so nobody can alter the
    >> >> columns,
    >> >> but can add text, hope that is more clearer. Word 2003
    >> >>
    >> >> "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >>> Do you mean fixed width columns? What part of the layout are you
    >> >>> wanting
    >> >>> to
    >> >>> protect, and what version of Office /Word are you using?
    >> >>>
    >> >>> --
    >> >>> Susan Ramlet
    >> >>> --
    >> >>> please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >>> news:A0015165-61A8-4531-BA6D-7FD57D3F4487@microsoft.com...
    >> >>> > Hi,
    >> >>> > I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in
    >> >>> > word,
    >> >>> > but
    >> >>> > want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows
    >> >>>
    >> >

    >>
     
  8. emerald

    emerald Flightless Bird

    Yes did that, still moved!

    "Susan Ramlet" wrote:

    > It worked for me...did you check your table column settings to ensure that
    > each is fixed width?
    >
    > --
    > Susan Ramlet
    > **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    >
    >
    > "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F568D06B-C59B-478E-85D6-B256BDE7254F@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for that Susan, but didnt work, it wont fix the column. Any more
    > > ideas?
    > >
    > > "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    > >
    > >> You may also want to post to a Word group specifically, where more of
    > >> those
    > >> gurus tend to hang out.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Susan Ramlet
    > >> **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Susan Ramlet" <shramlet@SPAMISBADmanitscoldhere.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:0F57CA39-020D-41D2-BDB2-65E3247EE795@microsoft.com...
    > >> > There may be other ways, but here's one:
    > >> >
    > >> > Use fixed column width in your table
    > >> > Insert form fields in each cell that can be edited (text input)
    > >> > Protect the document for "filling in forms".
    > >> >
    > >> > Then as people type into the fields, the columns remain fixed.
    > >> >
    > >> > If that's not enough info, post back and I'll try to provide more
    > >> > steps.
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > Susan Ramlet
    > >> > **please reply to the newsgroup so others may benefit**
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:D83C9B4F-455E-480D-BEAB-D632B99FE21F@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> Hi,
    > >> >> basically i'm trying to protect the table so nobody can alter the
    > >> >> columns,
    > >> >> but can add text, hope that is more clearer. Word 2003
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Susan Ramlet" wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >>> Do you mean fixed width columns? What part of the layout are you
    > >> >>> wanting
    > >> >>> to
    > >> >>> protect, and what version of Office /Word are you using?
    > >> >>>
    > >> >>> --
    > >> >>> Susan Ramlet
    > >> >>> --
    > >> >>> please reply to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> >>>
    > >> >>> "emerald" <emerald@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >>> news:A0015165-61A8-4531-BA6D-7FD57D3F4487@microsoft.com...
    > >> >>> > Hi,
    > >> >>> > I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in
    > >> >>> > word,
    > >> >>> > but
    > >> >>> > want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and rows
    > >> >>>
    > >> >
    > >>

    >
     

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