I cannot make sense of this feature. The instructions are clear as to how it should work in theory, but I cannot get the feature to behave logically.
I have a document with headings and paragraphs. All is in 'normal' style except for some headings which have either 'Heading1' or 'Heading2' style applied.
I want to stop anyone from altering the format of text in any style except text with heading1 style applied. In other words I only want to allow formatting edits on text with Heading1 style applied.
I go to the view tab, click RESTRICT EDITING button and
tick the box 'Limit Formatting to a selection of styles' in the task pane
Click on 'Settings'
in the list of styles present, I tick only HEADING1
An info box then shows "This document may contain styles or formatting that aren't allowed. Do you want to remove them? Yes or No"
Doesn't seem to matter whether I click Yes or No.
I then click on "Yes start enforcing protection"
When i look at the document all is well, but if i try to modify ANY font or formatting of any sort, I cant do so to ANYTHING ... even Heading1 paragraphs.
All formatting buttons are ghosted. All i can do is apply Heading1 to paragraphs, but cannot alter the look of the style or the individual text.
Have i misunderstood what this feature is for? I gathered it was to stop people from changing the format of certain elements in the document, but allow changing the format of designated elements??
I have attached my document, but it's very simple as stated earlier. Any direction, links to explanations of that task pane and its features, or some kind of answer would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.