Re: MS Word Text Form Fields

Subject: Re: MS Word Text Form Fields
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 12:44:05 -0700

This is for a much larger, networked Curam-based application that simply has
an MS Word component. Std. letters are offered in the form of templates,
which can be populated by way of standard clauses AND freeform editing of
the (copy of the) template itself. One of the trainees wanted to know why
you couldn't TAB from field to field. The answer is, apparently, that the
template would have to be locked to provide this functionality (it isn't).

Training everyone to use the LOCK/UNLOCK command would be too much, I'm
afraid. These are state employees (!) who never even knew MS Paint ships
with Windows, know nothing of even semi-advanced features offered throughout
Windows/MS Office, etc.

Thanks for the education, though.

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> You can educate your users about the lock feature from the toolbar, but if
> everything in the documented must be edited, why do you need to tab through
> fields? Protecting the form and tabbing through fields permits control
> over
> where text is entered and prevents non-form content from being edited.
> There are more advanced methods of form protection, but the lock in the
> toolbar is the most convenient but the least secure.
>
> Have you tried protecting the document with the lock on the toolbar to see
> if it will satisfy your needs? You do not need to use a password, and user
> education, when necessary, is easy for locking and unlocking a document for
> editing.
>
> Lauren
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+lauren=writeco -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lauren <techwr-l-bounces%2Blauren>=writeco.net@
> lists.techwr-l.com
> > ] On Behalf Of Chris Morton
> > Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:42 AM
> > To: Keith Hood; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Re: MS Word Text Form Fields
> >
> > 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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