Signatures In Protected Forms

I am trying to put an inkpicture control on a form to allow for capturing
signatures. I use a single column, single row table to create a box to
contain the signature (the control will not allow for borders) and then add
the control. It works beautifully even after I protect the document until I
close it and reopen it. At this point, the control has resized itself and
reset its position. In fact, just about every property that I changed is now
back to the default setting. I have tried this several time changeing the
properties of the table, the control, etc to no avail. I am about to have a
meltdown and any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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How can activated the automatic correction in protected forms?


I have another newbie question: I make protected form templates in
various languages. The templates will be used by various users; they
might have those languages installed or not. Now I ask myself which is
the recommended way to handle hyphenation:

- Disable hyphenation in the styles and hyphenate manually (possible
issue: due to different versions of Arial, causing slight differences in
the text flow, the manual hyphenation may produce inappropriate looks
i.e. on a Mac)

- Buy proofing tools for each language and apply language-specific
automatic hyphenation (only applicable if the hyphenation rules are
included in the template, as they might not be present at the user's system)

- Other?

Thanks for pointing me to the right direction!

I am using Word 2000. I have created a protected form with drop down lists
and free text fields that I use instead of dictating letters. I have also
created several autotext entries for sentences I frequently use in my free
text fields. However, I cannot insert the autotext entries into the free
text fields. Any suggestions?



how can you allow the insert of an image within a table in a protected form?


Hi, I apologise if this has already been addressed, but I have looked
everywhere and cannot seem to find the solution.

I have a protected form where a few fields have a numbered list. Initially I
set up a numbered list and then added the form text field next to it.

This works well for a single layered list and generates a new number with
every "ENTER". The problem is I would like to use multilayered forms in the
protected fields except the TAB key doesn't work in forms to increase indent.

I have also tried to see if automatic numbering works if a person just
enters text in a blank field beginning with a number. This doesn't work
either. The work around I am currently using is tedious. I go to the field
where I enter my numbered list. When I have to insert an INDENT to make the
number a higher level I click the protection off. Click the INCREASE INDENT
on the toolbar. Click protect again and continue. Every time I have to make a
change to the numbered list's level I have to do this.

Is there any easy of using a multilevel automatic numbered list in a form?

I'm working on a template wich is a formbased, passwordprotected file. The
template will be used later on by a costumer to simply fill in hte fields and
store information on a local server.
However, I need some function that allows the costumer to also create
hyperlinks to other documents, but these functions
a) are disabled in protected mode
b) transforms the whole formfield into a hyperlink if I try to create a
hyperlink within the formfield.

I'm using the basic forms-tool and all forms are basic text, no restrictions
for the amount of input letters.

Thanks for any help!

I have read through most of the prior postings regarding this, and followed
the instructions on this document:

However, when I double-click the link in my re-protected form, after
creating the macro, it only takes me to the next field on the form, rather
than to the Excel spreadsheet is linked to.

Can someone please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong?

I need to create a macro that will add in a new row containing 2 columns when
a specific checkbox is entered in a protected document. For example on a
drivers form if the person filling in the form selects a yes box for a
driving offence I need a new row to appear split into 2 boxes one with the
text 'please give full details' and one that is blank for the person to type
in the details - I've never used visual basic so have no idea.

In a protected form, how to you cross-reference a form field? In the form
field results to be referenced elsewhere, I have selected "Calculated on
Exit. Then, where I want the form field result to appear elsewhere in the
document I have used Insert, Field, Ref bookmark name. However, it does not
work unless the form is sent to print or unprotected, fields updated and then
protected again.

I've seen similar questions about this, but please note the form field cross
reference is not in a header or footer.

Is there a way to make cross-ref fields work, or will I be forced to develop
styles for each required cross reference?


Is there any way to use the SaveDate field on a PROTECTED form to
automatically enter the date that each user of my form last modified and
saved it? I'd like to put this in the footer, but elsewhere in the document
will do.

I have tried modified versions of several protect/unprotect macros for other
functions (spell check, update fields) that do not seem to work with
SaveDate. The date always displays as a combination of X's and 0's on the
protected form (it works fine on my template.doc).

I am a VBA beginner, so that could be contributing to the problem as well.
Please help!


I am creating a form from a current Word document. On the current form,
there are hyperlinks and tables for the user to input data.

I want to protect the form, so that I can add checkboxes. I found a macro
that will make the hyperlinks function on a protected form. Great.

But when I protect the form, you can't enter data into the table anymore.
How can I create a form (protection) and have an table for users to key in

This is a checklist so as they go from step to step, they sometimes have to
put in notes on each step. Hence a table.



I have inserted a hyperlink to a website in a protected form but it will not
work. Once the form in unprotected it will work. Is there a way around this?


I have tried the macro posted but I can't figure it out for the life of me,
it just won't work. I have spent 2 days on it and am fed up! I am creating
a password protected form for people to use. They need spellcheck for the
filled in blanks only. I am the only one with the password that can change
the form. Can someone please do it for me so I don't have to worry about it
any more. I just want it to work!!!! I know how to do very simple macros
only. I want it to work on other computers where the people will be filling
it out.

We are using Word 2003.

On a daily basis I have to fill in a form the same way based on a table in
another Word document.
Is there a way I can automate this process? I'm frustrated to find that I
can't run a macro on a protected form. I can easily unprotect the form, but
this makes the process of recording the macro much more difficult (more
fields to navigate etc.)
Any suggestions?

When you fill out a protected form in Word, you are not allowed to spell
check the fields you have filled in. Those of us with poor spelling would
like that fixed in the next service pack.

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hi. i downloaded an MVP doc titled 'using hyperlinks in proteceted forms'
from this doc
showed me how to nest a hyperlink in a macrobutton field. i follwed the
instructions but the hyperlink does not work after the nesting. further, as
soon as i hit f9 to udate the field in which the nested hyperlinkis placed,
the 'protect' icon in the forms toolbar 'greys out' and i cannot activate the
protection. i have done extensive browsing in the online help and have also
looked at discussion titled 'hyperlinks in protected forms' in discussion
group 'microsoft.public.word.vba.general' but have not seen anything
relevant. help pls

Hi all,
Sorry if I am asking something that has been answered before, but I did
look alot and still haven't found the solution to my specific problem.
We are trying to create a word form for users to fill, which is
automatically populated from information in a database (Using C#). our
form includes all sorts of checkboxes and textboxes. Now we would like
to also track changes on this document, so we can see later what the
user changed more easily.
Now I figured out that we need to first turn on track changes and then
protect the form. But the wierd thing is that once we do this - all our
checkboxes in the form disappears. Tried all sorts of hacks arround -
but no matter what I do - the checkboxes disappear.
We are using word 2000 (sp3).
Is this a known bug? Can this be fixed somehow, maybe by populating the
form using another word version?

I am working on a form that needs a multiple choice option for a significant
amount of text (multiple lines in the document). The form has to be
completely protected so no user can change the wording.

My multiple choice option is within a paragraph. I tried splitting the
sections to allow autotext to work (even though that section would be
editable), but choosing a continuous section break restarts the new section
on another line. I also tried drop down fields, but quickly ran into the
character limit. Combo boxes won't wrap.

Is there some other way (coding or otherwise) that functions similar to
autotext to work on a completely protected form?

Using 2007 SP02, I created a form and checked the Limit formatting to a
selection styles option prior to protecting the form. The file is saved as a
dotx in Sharepoint which is connected to a Content Type. When we go to the
SharePoint library and click on the New button to create a new file, we can
fill in the form fields but cannot choose any of the Styles. Any ideas why
this is not working as described in the Word Help files?