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Old 07-12-2011, 10:13 PM
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I currently have a template in Word 2007 that I'm trying to restrict other users from changing i.e. moving text boxes or deleting images (only the text is editable). I've done this by going Protect Document -- Restrict Formatting and Editing -- Yes, Start Enforcing Protection. It is all set up exactly how I want it to be when I have the original template open.

However when another user goes to use the template the protection is no longer enforced and they can make all the changes I don't want them to.

This was orginally a Word 2003 document that I converted to 2007 and then made into a template.

Any suggestions on how I can fix this? I tried enforcing the protection while in design mode as Microsoft suggests but the the "Yes, Start Enforcing Protection" button is greyed out and won't work.

I hope that makes sense, it was really hard to try and explain it

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Hi Stella,

From what you've described, I think it's because you're protecting the *template* from editing - which is not the same as protecting documents based on it. You may need to add a 'Document_New' macro to the template's 'ThisDocument' module to enforce the desired protection in the documents created from it.
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Thanks for the response!

I'm pretty new to macro's, I know the absolute basics. Any chnace you could walk me through how to do that?

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Hi Stella,

If you make a copy of the template, then use the macro recorder to record exactly what it is you're protecting, Word will produce some vba code that reflects that. The recorded code will likely have a lot of stuff you're not interested in, but if you could post the relevant portions of the recorded code, I can probably give you back something you can use in the original template.
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