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How to protect a word form template to hide VBA

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Hi,

I have a word template which has user controls in it. My requirement is:
1)I wish to protect this for users from editing it. I am trying to protect it by setting a password to modify. But when I open it in read only, still, I see a lock symbol in the forms control  in the toolbox, by clicking which I am able to unprotect the from. How can I protect it?

2) Secondly, how can I hide my VBA code from users seeing it by ctl+F11 ?

Thanks!
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by:GrahamSkan
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If you protect the document from the menu and task pane, you will be invited to enter a password when you start enforcement.
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You can prevent users from viewing the code by a separate protection procedure.
In the VBA editor, choose Tools, then Project properties... You can lock the project and add a password via the Protection tab.
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by:vdhavala
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The second one is clear. i.e., to hide the code

But I am not very clear with your first suggestion - If you protect the document from the menu and task pane, you will be invited to enter a password when you start enforcement.

Please could you elaborate and let me know how to do this?

Thanks !
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Choose Protect Document... from the Tools menu.

Tick the Check Box under Editing Restrictions in the Task Pane that appears.

Choose Filling in Forms from the dropdown.

Click on the 'Yes, Start Enforcing Protection' box.

Enter the new password in the two boxes on the dialogue that appears. Click OK.

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Thanks! It worked.
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