Another question about Microsoft Word

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ......is there a way to 'lock' a cell when you make a table? What I mean is, make is so you can't accidentally erase it unless you unlock it? Does that make any sense?
     
  2. PetersCreek

    PetersCreek TPF Noob!

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    Mmmmmm...not exactly like you can in Excel. The nearest I can suggest would be to insert form fields into the cells you want to be modifiable, then protect the document as a form. That'll lock everything that isn't a form field.
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Ok...I can't find anything about form fields though...how do I do that? The only thing close that I can find is >Insert >Database Field, but that has to do with mail.
     
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    On your menu bar, navigate to View|Toolbars|Forms to display the forms toolbar. Position your cursor where you'd like the form field to appear, then click the ab| icon on the forms toolbar. This will insert a text form field at the cursor position. You can double click (or alternatively, right click and select Properties) to view and/or change the form field properties.

    Once you've inserted all the form fields you like, you can protect it via Tools|Protect Document|Forms. The password is optional.

    Note...if you fill in form fields, then unprotect the form and subsequently protect it again, all form fields will be cleared or reset to their default entries, if any are specified.
     
  5. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Hmmm...I don't have that. I have >View >Toolbars >standard, formatting, and large icons


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    Sorry, I just had to.
     
  7. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Hahaha...I actually think of that graphic everytime I say the word "Microsoft Word"
     
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    What version of MS Word are you using?
     
  9. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    That's what I was trying to figure out...I think it's 2004.
     
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    When you go to view Toolbars, is there an arrow after your last option? If so, click on that and it should expand to show you the whole list.
     
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    Go to Help|About Microsoft Word to get the version info.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    No. :(
     

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