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Shelly
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Lock position of text box or image in document
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I am trying to make a text box position stay in the same place without
allowing any other users move it. Is this possible? I cannot covert it to a
frame because it messes up the rest of the formatting. Even when I try to
lock the position-you can still move it. I want other users to be allowed to
add information to the text box, but not move its position. Any suggestions?
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:40 am    Post subject: RE: Lock position of text box or image in document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Which version of Word is this? If you are using Word 2003 or later you can
make use of editing restrictions. Basically, you prevent editing of a
document and then mark certain areas where editing should be allowed. See
this article:

Allow editing in a protected document
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP010447471033.aspx?pid=CH010397751033

For Word 2007, you get access to the task pane via the Developer tab of the
ribbon; click Protect Document. (To display the Developer tab, click Office
button | Word Options, Popular category: "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon.")

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Shelly" wrote:

> I am trying to make a text box position stay in the same place without
> allowing any other users move it. Is this possible? I cannot covert it to a
> frame because it messes up the rest of the formatting. Even when I try to
> lock the position-you can still move it. I want other users to be allowed to
> add information to the text box, but not move its position. Any suggestions?
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Shelly
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: RE: Lock position of text box or image in document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thank you for your help. No, I have Word 2000, but we will switching to 2007
in a couple of months. I will definitely use your suggestions!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Which version of Word is this? If you are using Word 2003 or later you can
> make use of editing restrictions. Basically, you prevent editing of a
> document and then mark certain areas where editing should be allowed. See
> this article:
>
> Allow editing in a protected document
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP010447471033.aspx?pid=CH010397751033
>
> For Word 2007, you get access to the task pane via the Developer tab of the
> ribbon; click Protect Document. (To display the Developer tab, click Office
> button | Word Options, Popular category: "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon.")
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Lock position of text box or image in document [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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You are welcome.

Note that a frame or a table cell in a protected document in Word 2000 would
work, too. For more on so-called online forms, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/FillinTheBlanks.htm.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Shelly" wrote in message

> Thank you for your help. No, I have Word 2000, but we will switching to
> 2007
> in a couple of months. I will definitely use your suggestions!
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
>> Which version of Word is this? If you are using Word 2003 or later you
>> can
>> make use of editing restrictions. Basically, you prevent editing of a
>> document and then mark certain areas where editing should be allowed. See
>> this article:
>>
>> Allow editing in a protected document
>> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP010447471033.aspx?pid=CH010397751033
>>
>> For Word 2007, you get access to the task pane via the Developer tab of
>> the
>> ribbon; click Protect Document. (To display the Developer tab, click
>> Office
>> button | Word Options, Popular category: "Show Developer tab in the
>> Ribbon.")
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>
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