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Unread 24-03-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
ecanvasser
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Autoshape (Text Box) in protected doc?

I've searched around and believe the discussions i've read are for Active X
text box's not the Autoshape type. I have an Autoshape (Text Box) in a
un-protected section of a protected document (for forms). Is there a way to
allow the contents of the text box's to be edited, or the text box size/
location, etc. without unprotecting the entire document?
 
Unread 26-03-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
Stefan Blom
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RE: Autoshape (Text Box) in protected doc?

Text boxes and document protection don't work well together, as you've
noticed. Unprotect the document, convert the text box to a frame, and then
protect the document again.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"ecanvasser" wrote:

> I've searched around and believe the discussions i've read are for Active X
> text box's not the Autoshape type. I have an Autoshape (Text Box) in a
> un-protected section of a protected document (for forms). Is there a way to
> allow the contents of the text box's to be edited, or the text box size/
> location, etc. without unprotecting the entire document?

 
Unread 26-03-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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RE: Autoshape (Text Box) in protected doc?

Can you give me some additional direction on how to convert the autoshape
(text box) to a frame?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Text boxes and document protection don't work well together, as you've
> noticed. Unprotect the document, convert the text box to a frame, and then
> protect the document again.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "ecanvasser" wrote:
>
> > I've searched around and believe the discussions i've read are for Active X
> > text box's not the Autoshape type. I have an Autoshape (Text Box) in a
> > un-protected section of a protected document (for forms). Is there a way to
> > allow the contents of the text box's to be edited, or the text box size/
> > location, etc. without unprotecting the entire document?

 
Unread 26-03-2008, 02:21 PM   #4
Stefan Blom
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Re: Autoshape (Text Box) in protected doc?

Right-click the text box border and choose Format Text Box from the context
menu. In the Format Text Box dialog box, click the Text Box tab. Click the
Convert to Frame button.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"ecanvasser" wrote in message
news:50780C4E-D067-4938-B8C2-7CDB94AC15F8@microsoft.com...
> Can you give me some additional direction on how to convert the autoshape
> (text box) to a frame?
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
>> Text boxes and document protection don't work well together, as you've
>> noticed. Unprotect the document, convert the text box to a frame, and
>> then
>> protect the document again.
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>
>> "ecanvasser" wrote:
>>
>> > I've searched around and believe the discussions i've read are for
>> > Active X
>> > text box's not the Autoshape type. I have an Autoshape (Text Box) in a
>> > un-protected section of a protected document (for forms). Is there a
>> > way to
>> > allow the contents of the text box's to be edited, or the text box
>> > size/
>> > location, etc. without unprotecting the entire document?





 
Unread 26-03-2008, 02:21 PM   #5
ecanvasser
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RE: Autoshape (Text Box) in protected doc?

Actually found it, but frames are not the way to go... just plain ugly!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Text boxes and document protection don't work well together, as you've
> noticed. Unprotect the document, convert the text box to a frame, and then
> protect the document again.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "ecanvasser" wrote:
>
> > I've searched around and believe the discussions i've read are for Active X
> > text box's not the Autoshape type. I have an Autoshape (Text Box) in a
> > un-protected section of a protected document (for forms). Is there a way to
> > allow the contents of the text box's to be edited, or the text box size/
> > location, etc. without unprotecting the entire document?

 
Unread 26-03-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
Stefan Blom
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Re: Autoshape (Text Box) in protected doc?

Indeed, if you converted an autoshape with text rather than an ordinary text
box, the border formatting may change. But if you want the text to be
editable, I don't see another method (besides using a macro to unprotect and
reprotect the document).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"ecanvasser" wrote in message
news:B5214AB1-3F2F-461E-8FC9-410DD5B94B4E@microsoft.com...
> Actually found it, but frames are not the way to go... just plain ugly!
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
>> Text boxes and document protection don't work well together, as you've
>> noticed. Unprotect the document, convert the text box to a frame, and
>> then
>> protect the document again.
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>
>> "ecanvasser" wrote:
>>
>> > I've searched around and believe the discussions i've read are for
>> > Active X
>> > text box's not the Autoshape type. I have an Autoshape (Text Box) in a
>> > un-protected section of a protected document (for forms). Is there a
>> > way to
>> > allow the contents of the text box's to be edited, or the text box
>> > size/
>> > location, etc. without unprotecting the entire document?








 
 

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