Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Topic B: Protecting forms
Do it!
B-1: Protecting a form
The files for this activity are in Student Data folder Unit 4\Topic B .
Here’s how
Here’s why
1 Open New form and save it as
My new form
Click the Review tab
To open the Restrict Formatting and Editing
pane. You’ll protect the form so that
unauthorized users cannot change it.
In the Protect group, click
Restrict Editing
2 Under Editing restrictions, check
Allow only this type of
editing in the document
3 From the list under Editing
restrictions, select
Filling in forms
To specify that users can fill in the form, but can
make no other types of changes in the file.
4 Click Yes, Start Enforcing
To open the Start Enforcing Protection dialog
5 In the “Enter new password
(optional)” box, enter password
To specify a password for the form.
In the “Reenter password to
confirm” box, enter password
To confirm the password.
Click OK
The Restrict Formatting and Editing pane
displays a message stating that the document is
protected with a password and you can only fill
in the form.
6 Fill out the form
(The specific data you enter is not important.)
Because the form is protected, you can enter
form data but can’t make any other kinds of
changes. To make other types of changes, you’d
have to use a password to unprotect the
7 Update the document
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