Unable to create drawing objects in an unprotect section of a protected document

I have a protected MS Word 2000 form/document. Some of the sections in the form with fields are protected, while others are not. By protecting the form, the drawing objects are disabled (cannot draw lines, arrows etc.). Is there a way to have the drawing objects active, at least in the sections that are unprotected? Thanks for your help!
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Anne TroyConnect With a Mentor East Coast ManagerCommented:
Not if you use macros to reprotect.

Sub RePro()

ActiveDocument.Protect Type:=wdAllowOnlyFormFields, NoReset:=True, Password:=""

End Sub

It's the NoReset = True that makes it not clear the form fields.

This is not required in newer versions...
Anne TroyEast Coast ManagerCommented:
Not without unprotecting the document, which could be automated, but not restrict them from entering into protected areas...
r1goodwinAuthor Commented:
In the situation that this document is used unprotecting it would be fine. However it needs to be protected after the drawing objects are added. Re-protecting it erases the values in the form field! Any idea how to prevent losing the form information?
r1goodwinAuthor Commented:
That works. Thank you!
Anne TroyEast Coast ManagerCommented:
You're quite welcome!
Thanks for the grade!
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