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Grouping content controls for a form
grouping content controls for a form
When you create a template for a form document, you provide
places for users to enter their data, but you don’t want to allow
editing of the static text surrounding those places. Word 2013
lets you prevent unwanted editing in a simple way.
Insert a group content control
1 Select a part of your document that contains both content con-
trols and surrounding text. If you want to select all of the content
controls and surrounding text in the body of the document, on the
Home tab, in the Editing group, click Select and then click Select All
(shortcut, Ctrl+A).
2 On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Group. In the
drop-down list that appears, click Group.
3 Try to type or change the formatting outside the content controls.
Observe that the attempt has no effect, but the status bar at the
bottom of the Word window shows the message “This modification
is not allowed because the selection is locked.”
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TIP To remove the grouping, click in the grouped area and
then, on the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Group.
In the drop-down list that appears, click Ungroup.
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