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What is the best method for creating a word template where the majority of the document is locked except the fields I want the user to copy and paste content into.

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I am using Word 2011 for Mac.  I am designing a request template form which users will fill out.  The document will be a protected one.  except for the fields I want users to paste content into.  

This field needs to be able to be editable and grow to the size of the copy pasted into it.  I intend for this to be the last field on the document, (so it can grow if necessary.)

Whatever is done has to be editable on word 2011 for MAC.
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Please look at this:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/create-forms-that-users-complete-or-print-in-word-HA010030746.aspx

I think is exactly what you need.

Hope it helps. Regards.
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gplana, I am trying to use the Office 2011 for Mac.  And I cannot make it work.  I have went to using Word2007 to try to do this but am not able to lock the other fields and make the richtext field control editable.

This document has 3 columns.  left = static text, middle=form fields, right=static text.  Any other ideas or helpful links you may have?
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The link that was given eventually led me to the solution.  (Even though I had to use Office 2010-Windows).  Thanks.
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the link that was provided ultimately led me to a workable solution using Word2010 (windows).  The whole MAC portion of my original question was not applicable in this instance.  thanks again.
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Glad to know that you found a solution. I'm sorry, I don't have Word for mac, but in theory it should work on mac as well.
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