How to make a WORD template unchangeable?

Can I make a WORD template unchangeable?  Like make the letterhead and footer unchangable in the template.
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Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Not really.  Sorry if this isn't the answer you want.  But if you create a template, and put headers and footers in it, a user can always go into headers/footers and delete or modify.

Sorry if that's not the answer you wanted.  I'm just wondering why you'd want to do that?  If you want a letterhead header and footer, there are VB ways to do that without allowing user intervention.  But it takes a little work.

You could set it up so when they print, the header and footer print, but after printing it's gone.  Perhaps something like that?

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Anne TroyEast Coast ManagerCommented:
You CAN make the TEMPLATE unchangeable by making it read-only. But not a document that is created from it...
Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services CenterCommented:
Agreed DB.  But who opens a template???  In real life?  I hope not many - that's scary...
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Anne TroyEast Coast ManagerCommented:
Hee hee....MANY!!! Then they can't save as a document. Then they call it a virus.
patmooreCommented:
Also having a problem with protecting a document, specifically, Text Boxes in a protected form.

I am attempting to create a fill-in form which cannot be changed by the user. The first and third sections of page one contain text form fields to be filled in. The middle (second) section of page one contains a text box which is linked to an "overflow" text box on page two (section four), in which the user types discussion comments. The layout is dictated by my client and cannot be changed. I have done a Tools, Protect Document, Forms, Sections, and clicked 1 & 3 only. Even though sections 2 & 4 with the linked text boxes are in unprotected sections, I cannot access the text boxes without unprotecting the whole document, which defeats the purpose of making the form "idiot-proof".

Anyone have a solution?
Anne TroyEast Coast ManagerCommented:
Pat: You need to ask your question NEW. Hit the Ask a Question link below your name.
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