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Word 2007 Command Button with Protected Document Not Executing

Posted on 2011-02-25
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I have created a document in Word 2007 professional that has fields that the user will enter in a a form format.
I have added a command button and some code under a click() action.

If the document is set for "Allow for filling in forms"  under the protection tab and I have NOT pressed the "Yes, Start Enforcing Protection" button  and I press the my form's command button, the click() action code executes.

If I press the "Yes, Start Enforcing Protection" button and click the command button on my form, it depresses, but the click() action subroutine is not executed. If I press it about ten times in a row, the code finally executes.

Take off the protection... and it works on every press.

Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanks,
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put a section break either side of the form fields, and when protecting, you can choose to protect just the form section.  Have the button outside the protected section and see if this works
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Where do you choose to protect just the form section?
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1. Make sure you have the Developer Tab showing - Click on the OFfice icon in the top left corner, then click on the "Word Options" button.  On the "Popular" tab, make sure the "Show Developer" box is checked.

2. Put a section break (continuous or new page) before and after your form elements.

3 On the Developer tab, click the Protect button, then in the protection panel that displays, set the Editing restrictions to "Filling in forms", then click on the "Select sections" link that appears just below.  Check/uncheck for the relevant sections, then click on "Begin Protection", adding a password if required
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Thanks.
That works perfectly.
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