Microsoft Word/Protected forms


I am in the process of creating a Word form that is restricted to certain sections. The document currently is using TEXT FORM FIELDs from the Legacy tools as data entry points for the user. The form that I am creating is to allow the user to give directions on how to perform a task and submit it for approval.

The user isn't able to insert screen captures as I would like. Is there a way to allow the user to insert both text and images into the same field?

I don't believe there's a way to do this with legacy form fields. If you are in a position to use content controls (all users will have Word 2007 or later), there is a picture content control that allows you to insert pictures from a file; this would be a separate content control from the text ones, however.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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