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    Help with template (Word 2002)

    I created a template in word using tables and form fields. When I opened the template as a document to test it the form fields won't let me enter any data in them. The data gets inserted in the Table cell next to the form field!

    What am I doing wrong?

    Also, while I am thinking of it, is there a way to write protect the text in the tables (other than the form fields)?

    I have attached the file but I had to change the extension from .dot to .doc to get it to upload.
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    Re: Help with template (Word 2002)

    You must protect the template for forms:

    - Open the template.
    - Select Tools | Protect Document...
    - Click the option Forms.
    - If desired, enter a password that will be needed to unlock the document.
    - Click OK (if you entered a password, you'll be asked to enter it again as confirmation).
    - Save the template.

    From now on, you'll only be able to enter text in the form fields in new documents based on the template, the rest of the document cannot be edited.

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    Re: Help with template (Word 2002)

    Thanks Hans,

    That did the trick. I never even thought about the document protection. Once again you rock here in the Lounge.
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