Re: MS Word Text Form Fields

Subject: Re: MS Word Text Form Fields
From: Mike Starr <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: chrismorton11 -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 07:09:09 -0500

Well, yes and no.

If you're creating a template, the template, in most cases, should not be something that multiple people edit. Templates are meant to be the starting point for creating a document. When you want to create a document based on the template, you first install a *copy* of the template in your templates directory. Then, you choose the *File>>New* menu item from within Word and choose that template with the *Templates* dialog box.

When you create a template for a form, you lock the form. Locking the form does not prevent the form fields from being edited but prevents anything that's not a form field from being edited. When you create a new document based on a template that's locked for forms, you can only edit the form fields and pressing the Tab key takes you from field to field.

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Chris Morton wrote:
> Problem is, the form is a document template that must be 100% editable by
> many people. So I presume that it should *not* be locked in any manner. Is
> this correct?
>> Jagdriver

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