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How to lock down certain parts of the document?

Posted on 2009-02-20
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How to lock down certain parts of the document?
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Question by:etraxler
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With forms protection, you can protect Sections differentially.

Otherwise, with Word 2003 or 2007, you can choose 'No changes (Read only)'  as the protection type and then select some portions than which can be modified by particular users, or groups of users.

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This were taken from a similar problem in a forum...

If you are using Word 2007, you can lock or protect parts or sections of the document using the Protect Document > Restrict Formatting and Editing command. Here is the detailed explanation on using this features


For earlier versions, you need to use the Form feature as explained below:


Alternatively if your document is a simple text document, you can use excel as word processor (after hiding the grid) which will give you full control on protecting single words, single lines or entire paragraphs.

Hope this helps.

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