I cannot lock certain text in a word document.



this crazy life
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
I have a standard letter format for a company. I can not lock the main text,
(i.e.) contact information without having to re-format the document for each
letter.

Is there a way to lock the master. I am lost.

Thanks!

Anne Troy
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
Hi, Crazy. That would make me crazy, too. Try an online form:

http://www.officearticles.com/word/create_a_fill-in_form_in_microsoft_word.htm
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"this crazy life" <this crazy life@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:8F85288B-FD26-46D9-852E-E6507BAE2D8D@microsoft.com...
> I have a standard letter format for a company. I can not lock the main
text,
> (i.e.) contact information without having to re-format the document for
each
> letter.
>
> Is there a way to lock the master. I am lost.
>
> Thanks!

Charles Kenyon
07-10-2005, 12:05 AM
Start with: How to set up letterhead or some other document where you want
one header on the first page and a different header on other pages.
http://www.addbalance.com/word/headersfooters.htm This puts the info in your
headers and footers (which are not locked but are out of the way). This
gives step-by-step instructions. (It also has the following links)

Some other pages to look at:

Letterhead Tips and Instructions
http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/Letterhead.htm

Letterhead Textboxes and Styles tutorial
http://addbalance.com/word/download.htm#LetterheadTextboxesAndStylesTutorial

Template Basics
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm

How to Create a Template - Part 2 - essential reading
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/CreateATemplatePart2.htm

If you really need to lock it, check on Word "Online Forms"
http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms (especially Dian
Chapman's articles).

Hope this helps,
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"this crazy life" <this crazy life@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:8F85288B-FD26-46D9-852E-E6507BAE2D8D@microsoft.com...
>I have a standard letter format for a company. I can not lock the main
>text,
> (i.e.) contact information without having to re-format the document for
> each
> letter.
>
> Is there a way to lock the master. I am lost.
>
> Thanks!


I cannot lock certain text in a word document.