Have a protected word document - and there is a spell check document in button format..Using MS office 2007

Posted on 2011-04-25
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Using MS office 2007

Have a protected word document - and there is a spell check document in button format..
When I protect the document, the spell check document is working on my machine but is seen as disabled and does not do anything in others machines.

How to rectify this or is there anyother approach for the spell check feature to work.
Question by:Jsara
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Brian B earned 2000 total points
ID: 35460262
Spell check normally disables if you have protected against all changes. If you are prtecting for revisions, then spell check isavailable. How is your document set up?

Author Comment

ID: 35461472
I forgot to mention, it is a protected document with form areas where users can enter/type text into it.
So if users enter the text in those areas they should be able to spell check.
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Expert Comment

ID: 35462716
By Microsoft design, spell check does not work on a protected document, even in the editable fields. It is possible to write a macro to remove protection, do the spell check, and report to the current editor, but it would be difficult to keep it rigorous. Would that be acceptable?
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Author Comment

ID: 35466952
Let me explain what I did until now, I already have a macro with the below code.
what should be done next.

' If document is protected, Unprotect it.
   If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType <> wdNoProtection Then
      ActiveDocument.Unprotect Password:="************"
   End If

   ' Set the language for the document.
   Selection.LanguageID = wdEnglishUS
   Selection.NoProofing = False

   ' Perform Spelling/Grammar check.
   If Options.CheckGrammarWithSpelling = True Then
   End If

   ' ReProtect the document.
   If ActiveDocument.ProtectionType = wdNoProtection Then
      ActiveDocument.Protect Type:=wdAllowOnlyFormFields, _
   End If
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Expert Comment

ID: 41468627
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Assisted answer: 500 points for GrahamSkan's comment #a35462716

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Expert Comment

by:Brian B
ID: 41468628
I was the first person to tell the author (Jsara) that spell check dos not work in a protected document. I don't think the author's second comment really contributed to the solution.

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