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we have a restricted job application form that users should be able to fill in the blanks on. I did a file save as and saved it to my desktop and am unable to type into the various fields that are supposed to be filled in.  I.e. application date:  I should be able to type into the date field.  The cursor keeps defaulting to the top left of the document and I cannot click or tab anywhere within the document to type the information in.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

sorry for the delay in replying - half term got in the way rather sooner than I expected.  It sounds as though the file is saved with protection on either NOT for forms, or for forms but with the wrong sections protected.  If the document is unprotected and then protected again this should resolve it - you MAY need to check that it has section breaks in the right place.  If you have any problems with this I'm more than happy to look at the file - my email being
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Aidan Heritage


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