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Protecting a section of a report

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by patteam, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. patteam

    patteam Flightless Bird

    I would liek to know how to protect a certain part of a report doc, I am on
    Vista using student 2007 microsoft office.
    I have tried the way it says to do for word, but when I tick the drop down
    box for filling in forms the part underneath disappears (Exeptions)...any
    ideas?
    --
    Regards, Patteam
     
  2. Herb Tyson [MVP]

    Herb Tyson [MVP] Flightless Bird

    The Exceptions feature and Forms protection cannot be used at the same time.
    The typical approach is to create a template and protect it for forms. That
    template is then used to create documents wherein the only input allowed is
    in the forms items. If you need to modify the underlying document,
    "exceptions" to editing are done by opening the template, turning off forms
    protection (at which point you'll need the password), performing the edit,
    and then reapplying protection.

    Another way to grant "exceptions" would be to divide the document into
    sections using section breaks. You can then apply forms protection to parts
    of the document, while leaving other parts editable. This approach, however,
    lets all users edit the accessible sections--the formal Exceptions feature
    cannot be used at the same time Forms protection is being used.

    --
    Herb Tyson MS MVP
    Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
    Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

    "patteam" <patteam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CE7A951E-3796-4D06-82A0-AFC1CC5EF31A@microsoft.com...
    > I would liek to know how to protect a certain part of a report doc, I am
    > on
    > Vista using student 2007 microsoft office.
    > I have tried the way it says to do for word, but when I tick the drop down
    > box for filling in forms the part underneath disappears (Exeptions)...any
    > ideas?
    > --
    > Regards, Patteam
     

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