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how to lock / protect a word document whilst keeping it editable

Posted on 2014-11-12
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I have a document that has some fields that i want to lock down, and some i need to remain open for editing.
How do I go about achieving this?
I know i can protect a document, but have only managed to protect all or nothing so far
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sorry but that hasnt helped. I have mislead you saying that i have fields in the document, the fields are not actual word fields, more like areas of text. I tried reducing the number of styles that could be used but i would really like to lock some text boxes and tables into place. Is this possible?
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You can take a look at this and see if it does what you want.
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Thanks, thats exactly what i was trying to do. fantastic help
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Happy to have been of assistance.  Thank you for the points!
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