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Why do I need to Protect the form ?
How to Protect the Form
This method allows you to attach a password to the form .
No changes can be made to the document unless the password is provided.
Select (Tools > Protect Document)
select the Forms option button.
Enter a password is you want.
Passwords are case sensitive
Assigning a Passsword
You can change the passwords associated with a document from the (Tools > Options)(Security tab).
You can actually provide two different passwords, one to open the form and one to make changes.
The password can be up to 15 characters.
Press OK to protect the form.
When you protect a form you basically lock all the fields in place preventing any further changes.
Every time you unprotect the document you will have to enter the password again when you want to protect it.
Word will not automatically assume the same password.
How to Protect a specifc section
It is possible to divide a document into different sections and it is also possible to just protect individual sections
This enables the user to edit the rest of the document at will.
Select (Tools > Protect Document) and select Sections.
The Section protection dialog box will be displayed letting you select which sections you want to protect.
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