[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 283
  • Last Modified:

How to recreate the attached MS Word template?

Apologies in advance for attaching such a morbid template, but that aside, can someone please tell me how I can create my own MS Word template which prevents the user from changing any of the fields.  Also what is the grey shaded area (that the user needs to complete) called in technical terms?

Thanks.
0
abdb469
Asked:
abdb469
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
It looks as if the template finally died and fell into the hands of body-snatchers on its way here.

You can apply forms protection to lock the non-field text. You can remove the tick from the Fill-in enabled checkbox to lock individual fields.

The grey field shading can be controlled via some Option settings. Which Word version are you using?
0
 
abdb469Author Commented:
sorry, here is the file attached!
word-template.doc
0
 
abdb469Author Commented:
MS Word 2007.  Though I may need to create the template to work for users with MS Word 2003 too.

Thx.
0
Learn to develop an Android App

Want to increase your earning potential in 2018? Pad your resume with app building experience. Learn how with this hands-on course.

 
GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
I only asked in case you couldn't find the Option settings.

In 2007, the Field shading option settings are in the 'Show document content' section in Advanced options. However, now that I try it, change the setting doesn't seem to make any difference.

0
 
dlc110161Commented:
Since you don't know the password to the template and need to make changes to it, you should use the IncludeText field on a new document and bring the text over from the template into a new document. Then you can use the Legacy Form fields to recreate the form.

For more help with adding legacy form fields into your document, see http://www.mousetrax.com/techpage.html#autoforms and read the articles on "Please Fill-Out this Form" Parts 1 through 4 are what you should focus on. Part 5 will help you connect the information to a database.

Dawn Bleuel
Word MVP
0
 
abdb469Author Commented:
dic110161,
I'm only using the template as an example as I found it on the linkedin website, but wanted to create a template for a totally different use.  So key thing for me, is to understand how to create fixed non-changeable text and then the grey shaded area to represent the user's input.

Thx.
0
 
GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
And do you now understand it?
0
 
dlc110161Commented:
Hi ~

If all you want to do is create your own templates using fill-in fields, then the website http://www.mousetrax.com/techpage.html#autoforms is exactly what you need. The series is a tutorial that my good friend Dian Chapman created for just a person like you. (That's where I started.)

Enjoy!
Dawn Bleuel
Word MVP
0
 
abdb469Author Commented:
will try and have a look at all responses again this weekend.  thx.
0

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now