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    Hi all, i have word 2007 and I created a fillable form for work in it. I want to protect it so when people fill one out it does not mess up all my formating and stuff. But i need the space where you fill the customers info unprotected. So my question is, is there a way to protect only parts i want and not all of the sheet. Like if I highlighted certanin area or something, how to protect everything except a couple spots where I want them to fill in info.


    Thanks in advance.

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    You need to create a template and then protect it. I'm assuming you know how to create a template, if not, use help. to protect, here are the instructions:

    Add protection to a template

    You can add protection to individual content controls or to a group of controls in a template to help prevent someone from deleting or changing them. You can also apply a password to help protect all of the template content.
    What do you want to do?




    Add protection to parts of a template


    1. Open the template that you want to help protect.
    2. Select the content controls or the group of controls to which you want to restrict changes.
    3. On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Properties.
    4. In the Content Control Properties dialog box, under Locking, select either or both the Content control cannot be deleted or Contents cannot be edited check boxes. Use the Contents cannot be edited option when you want to protect text if it is included. For example, if you often include a disclaimer, you can help ensure that the text stays the same, and you can delete the disclaimer for forms that don't require it.
      Note The Contents cannot be edited option is not available for all controls.

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    Add protection to all of the content in a template


    1. Open the template that you want to help protect from changes.
    2. Make sure you are not in design mode by clicking Design Mode in the Controls group.
    3. On the Developer tab, in the Protect group, click Protect Document, and then click Restrict Formatting and Editing.
    4. In the Protect Document task pane, under Editing restrictions, select the Allow only this type of editing in the document check box.
    5. In the list of editing restrictions, select the restrictions that you want.

    6. Under Start enforcement, click Yes, Start Enforcing Protection.
    7. To assign a password to the document so that only reviewers who know the password can remove the protection, type a password in the Enter new password (optional) box, and then confirm the password. Important If you choose not to use a password, readers can change your editing restrictions.




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    Thanks for the help.

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    You're welcome!!