Microsoft Word/Windows Office 2007 - Word
Hope this New Year finds you well. I have a quick question about the read-only setting for Windows Office 2007 - Word. I have created a word document and set it up like a checklist. In some areas of the document, my staff will need to enter time, date, and other text as needed. I then set content control so those words (time: , Date: ) cannot be deleted but they can type text next to the content controlled words. Behind those words and other words I put in, are the words "Click here to enter text". I then set the document to read only with a password. The issue is that when I open the document and don't use the password but click read-only, I can still write in the areas that say "Click to enter text" and save it like any un-protected document. What I want to see happen is this: My staff open the checklist as read-only, type in their text, then save each checklist in a file that I will create (ie: Save as: January 4, 2012 Checklist, etc). When I tried that without using t
he password to unlock the read-only feature, the document could still be modified, text could be deleted."
A read-only document can still be modified BUT the users cannot save the file over the original - though they CAN do a save-as to create a new version - your document sounds like it needs to be an online form - see http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word-help/create-forms-that-users-complete-or-
for a walk-through on one way of doing this.
Hopefully this answers your question - I found it in the "Question Pool" area which is where questions rejected by other experts go - I make it a rule to never reject questions asked of me but rather to answer with as much (or little) information as I'm able to find out.
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