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I have a document which contains general text and some tables.

In this document, I need to be able to lock the text but ensure that the table is still editable (as this is the only part of the document any would need to amend). I need whoever uses this document to be able to make amendments to the table - whether that means altering the information already in the table or adding additional columns/rows.



Is this even possible? I've played around with a few different options, but I can't seem to find anything that works - everything seems to lock the table from editing also.

Appreciate any help.

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What kind of editing restrictions are you using?
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I first tried setting the document up using the form fields in the developer tab, but whilst I was able to paste a table into the text form field, I was unable to make any changes to it once I set the password restriction.

I also tried highlighting the text and table that I wished to remain editable and then placed a password restriction on the rest of the document - the text I highlighted remained editable, however the table and its contents did not.

I'm not sure of any other ways to be able to only restrict certain portions of a document.
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If you're working with formfields, simply insert section breaks either side of the table, then leave the section containing the table unprotected when applying the forms protection.
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Great, all sorted now. Thank you so much for your help.
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