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I am running Microsoft Word for the Mac 2015 on a MacBook Pro. I have created a document with fillable sections (forms) on the Mac and it was working fine,


where the user can insert their name and address etc.

I would click on the developer tab and unprotect the form to make any changes then choose to protect the form and allow users to insert the fillable sections.

Now when I choose to protect the form it will not allow me to type anything. I can see on my old windows laptop running office 2007 and the developer tab and protect sections has various choices allowing me to fill in the sections.

Does anyone know why the MS Word for the Mac no longer allows me to fill in the forms.

If I update the form on 2007 and then send it to the Mac it doesn’t work but if i send it back to the windows and office 2007 its fine.

Hope thats not too confusing.

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The choice of Sections only appears in a document that has Section breaks, thus creating multiple Sections, and exists to allow the user to leave the unchecked Sections unprotected. Formfields don't work in unprotected Sections. You also don't need Section breaks in a document using the 'Filling in forms' protection unless you need to leave part of the document unprotected.

You mention using Word 2007 as well. Do note that the content controls and active-x controls one can use on PC versions of Word don't work on Macs.
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