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Cannot type in form fields after any check box is checked

Posted on 2011-02-24
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I've created a form with fields where the user can enter text, as well as check boxes.  Please see the attached file.  Once I turn on protection, I am able to type into text fields until I check a check box.  Once I check a check box, I am no longer able to type text into any text fields, even if I uncheck the check box.  
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by:andymacf
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Hi SR0630

You need to separate your check box areas from your text entry areas by adding in more continuous section breaks, then you can set the protection on the areas with the tick boxes and leave the other sections unprotected.

Hope this helps.

Regards Andy
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by:SR0630
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Andy,

Don't the text fields also haveto be protected in order for the user to type into the fields?
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No, it is only the check boxes that have to be protected. Currently because you have the text boxes and the check boxes in the same protected area, once you select a tick box it locks the rest of that section
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by:SR0630
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Thanks.  I was under the false impression that all form controls had to be protected in order to fill in the form.  I think I got confused using an old version of Word at home on my Mac and a newer version at work on my PC.  Thanks again - this worked.
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