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    Protecting Sections of Documents (97 SR-2)

    We have created several newsletters in Word which have elements that never change from issue to issue, e.g. title, disclaimer text boxes, phone number text box. There are elements that do change, e.g., volume and issue numbers, date, and latest news in two-column text.

    We would like to protect the elements that do not change so our staff cannot delete or move them.
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    Re: Protecting Sections of Documents (97 SR-2)

    Hello,

    Have you done this: Tools, Protect, click Forms, click Sections and select only those sections you want to protect . I see you are using text boxes, which may cause a problem.

    -HTH - Gene

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    Re: Protecting Sections of Documents (97 SR-2)

    Hi,

    I got this link:

    http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customizatio...d2000Header.htm

    from Charles the other day. have a look and see if you can use it.
    I tried it and it works very well when applying it correctly.

    Gary Frieder helped me make it even better. See this thread:

    Re: Prevent or protect Header (MS Word 2000)
    Post: 56476 re: 56126 from bjoeng

    Good Luck!

    bjorn

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    Re: Protecting Sections of Documents (97 SR-2)

    Some thoughts...

    You could put your constants into AutoText elements in your template (which is read-only).

    Then rather than put the text itself into your template, use an AutoText field that calls up the AutoText entry that holds your information.

    If you include a command to update all fields in your AutoOpen macro for the template (not AutoNew), each time one of these documents is opened any changes made will revert to the AutoText entry so long as the field isn't deleted.

    Follow the links at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#AutoText> Web Resources - AutoText</A> for more about AutoText.

    Other thoughts include using a UserForm to gather and insert the issue-specific information to go into a protected header/footer structure.

    Hope this helps,
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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