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Old 05-28-2012, 06:55 AM
keithacochrane keithacochrane is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 32bit
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Default Rich Text Content Control - Allow User Formatting


I am trying to make a fillable form in MSWord where users can input answers to questions I am asking.

I am using the "rich text content control" but am having issues.

I want to "restrict editing" to only allow users to "fill in forms". However, I want to "allow formatting" so that users can underline, bold, hyperlink, etc. within the form.

I know that I can set a style for rich text content control boxes, but shouldn't there be a way to allow users to set their own formatting - bold, underline, italics, different font sizes, etc.? I can't seem to figure out any answers to this question on forums anywhere.


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Old 05-28-2012, 05:06 PM
gmaxey gmaxey is offline Windows XP Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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Place another richtext control around all of your other controls. Set the property of that control to not allow editing. With this arrangement, your users are free to edit the content of the nested controls but not content outside of those controls.
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