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Adrica
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:40 am    Post subject: How do I lock the lines of a table?
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I am using a table to create a form. The only problem is that after
protecting the form the "enter" key still makes the cursor go to the next
line within the same cell. How do I prevent it from doing it so?
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:16 am    Post subject: RE: How do I lock the lines of a table? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Set a fixed height for the relevant table row(s). Right-click the Table, and
choose Table Properties from the menu. On the Row tab, click "Specify
height," and type the desired value. Then choose "Exactly" for "Row height
is."

Alternatively, if you want a macro solution, see the following KB article:

How to code the ENTER key to move between form fields in a protected form in
Word
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211219/en-us

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Adrica" wrote:

> I am using a table to create a form. The only problem is that after
> protecting the form the "enter" key still makes the cursor go to the next
> line within the same cell. How do I prevent it from doing it so?
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Tom Conrad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I lock the lines of a table? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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A caution:

A table row with a fixed height, does not limit the text length that can be
entered into a cell. It is possible to enter excess text, within the cell,
which becomes hidden text. This text will not print, and is only visible when
the cell height is resized.

This can also happen with text boxes. Many business, and academics have been
bitten by hidden text, that should not have made the final document.

Tom C

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Set a fixed height for the relevant table row(s). Right-click the Table, and
> choose Table Properties from the menu. On the Row tab, click "Specify
> height," and type the desired value. Then choose "Exactly" for "Row height
> is."
>
> Alternatively, if you want a macro solution, see the following KB article:
>
> How to code the ENTER key to move between form fields in a protected form in
> Word
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211219/en-us
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "Adrica" wrote:
>
> > I am using a table to create a form. The only problem is that after
> > protecting the form the "enter" key still makes the cursor go to the next
> > line within the same cell. How do I prevent it from doing it so?
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:12 am    Post subject: RE: How do I lock the lines of a table? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Tom Conrad" wrote:

> A caution:
>
> A table row with a fixed height, does not limit the text length that can be
> entered into a cell. It is possible to enter excess text, within the cell,
> which becomes hidden text. This text will not print, and is only visible when
> the cell height is resized.
>

Assuming that this is a protected document in versions prior to Word 2007,
the purpose of the table cells is to accomplish exactly what you are
describing.

> This can also happen with text boxes.

Note that text boxes cannot be used in a document protected for forms.

> Many business, and academics have been
> bitten by hidden text, that should not have made the final document.
>

Good point. It is easy to forget that what cannot (currently) be seen, can
still exist in a document.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

> Tom C
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
> > Set a fixed height for the relevant table row(s). Right-click the Table, and
> > choose Table Properties from the menu. On the Row tab, click "Specify
> > height," and type the desired value. Then choose "Exactly" for "Row height
> > is."
> >
> > Alternatively, if you want a macro solution, see the following KB article:
> >
> > How to code the ENTER key to move between form fields in a protected form in
> > Word
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211219/en-us
> >
> > --
> > Stefan Blom
> > Microsoft Word MVP
> >
> >
> > "Adrica" wrote:
> >
> > > I am using a table to create a form. The only problem is that after
> > > protecting the form the "enter" key still makes the cursor go to the next
> > > line within the same cell. How do I prevent it from doing it so?
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Tom Conrad
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Since: Jul 02, 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I lock the lines of a table? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks,

I read to fast and missed "protected form".
My knowledge of form creation in Word is limited.

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Tom Conrad

=====
"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> "Tom Conrad" wrote:
>
> > A caution:
> >
> > A table row with a fixed height, does not limit the text length that can be
> > entered into a cell. It is possible to enter excess text, within the cell,
> > which becomes hidden text. This text will not print, and is only visible when
> > the cell height is resized.
> >
>
> Assuming that this is a protected document in versions prior to Word 2007,
> the purpose of the table cells is to accomplish exactly what you are
> describing.
>
> > This can also happen with text boxes.
>
> Note that text boxes cannot be used in a document protected for forms.
>
> > Many business, and academics have been
> > bitten by hidden text, that should not have made the final document.
> >
>
> Good point. It is easy to forget that what cannot (currently) be seen, can
> still exist in a document.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
> > Tom C
> >
> > "Stefan Blom" wrote:
> >
> > > Set a fixed height for the relevant table row(s). Right-click the Table, and
> > > choose Table Properties from the menu. On the Row tab, click "Specify
> > > height," and type the desired value. Then choose "Exactly" for "Row height
> > > is."
> > >
> > > Alternatively, if you want a macro solution, see the following KB article:
> > >
> > > How to code the ENTER key to move between form fields in a protected form in
> > > Word
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211219/en-us
> > >
> > > --
> > > Stefan Blom
> > > Microsoft Word MVP
> > >
> > >
> > > "Adrica" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I am using a table to create a form. The only problem is that after
> > > > protecting the form the "enter" key still makes the cursor go to the next
> > > > line within the same cell. How do I prevent it from doing it so?
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