Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Topic B: Protecting forms
Setting editing permissions
If you protect a form by using a password, you will need to unprotect the form each
time you want to modify it. To avoid this, you can specify the users who can modify the
form even while protection is turned on.
To add a user with special permissions:
Open the form.
Open the Restrict Formatting and Editing pane.
Under Editing restrictions, check “Allow only this type of editing in the
Under Exceptions (optional), click More users to open the Add Users dialog
box, shown in Exhibit 4-9.
Specify the names of the users by entering their Microsoft Windows user
account names or their e-mail addresses.
Click OK. The users’ names appear, along with check boxes, in the Restrict
Formatting and Editing pane.
Under Start enforcement, click Yes, Start Enforcing Protection. Then specify the
password and click OK.
Exhibit 4-9: The Add Users dialog box
After adding a user, you can specify the part of the form that he or she can modify. To
do so, select the part of the form that you want to be editable, and check the box next to
the user name in the Restrict Formatting and Editing pane.