Microsoft Word - protecting Merge fields, etc
Posted on 2007-07-30
I have a Word Mailmerge template with a number of Merge fields in it. I have two questions:
a) how can I protect the merge fields in the documents which are based on the template, so that users cannot edit them?
b) one of the fields (which displays the name of the signatory) is at the foot of the letter and should appear a line or two below the body text of the letter which will be inserted by the user. Is it possible, after protecting all the merge fields, to indicate the position where the text should be inserted (between the upper - name and address and "salutation" - fields and the signatory field (possibly by displaying a notice: " insert body text here") so that, when the user inserts the text, the signatory field will be "pushed down" to appear after the body text?