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    Password Protected Templates and Mail Merges (Word 2000 SP2)

    Hi,

    I am creating some new templates around a new brand and want to lock the Word template so that the users cannot change some of the features, however the password protection seems to cause problems with Track changes and mail merges, is there a way to protect the template that will not affect the track changes and mail merge functionality?

    Thanking you in advance.


    Kind regards

    John

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    Re: Password Protected Templates and Mail Merges (Word 2000 SP2)

    Perhaps code as in <post#=342898>post 342898</post#> will help, although I haven't tried if it works well in combination with mail merge.

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    Re: Password Protected Templates and Mail Merges (

    I think you should implement the protection on the template by putting it into a directory where the users network privileges are responsible for the file protection.

    The logical way to do this is to create a network folder where people have read only rights and point their workgroup templates location to this folder.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Password Protected Templates and Mail Merges (

    Works fine, until you encounter a user that copies the template to his usertemplate directory and changes it every way he wants. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
    We experienced that situation a few years back. That's why we decided to make all templates in the worgrouptemplates directory protected-for-forms.
    If protecting is no option, then your solution probably is the least bad thing, but one should always be alert for "super-users" that play those tricks!

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