lau06340 wrote: 03/10/2017 at 11:38am
Freeze a Word cover page but leave the content free
We work on documents that we standardize thanks to a first page in which we put references to integrate them into an EDM.
But with time the first page is fiddled with etcc and the basic model has changed too much.
I would like to be able to keep this first page (table with lines and pictures) by freezing it and the speakers would be free to enter the data
I don’t know how to do it and ask you for help
Thank you in advance
Eric KERGRESSE wrote: 03/10/2017 at 12:45pm
Good morning, sir,
Perhaps you will have simpler answers, but one solution could be to enter this data from the first page from a userform via VBA.
Anne_HM wrote: 09/10/2017 at 06:17 am
I would like to be able to keep this first page (table with lines and pictures) by freezing it and the speakers would be free to enter the data.
Good morning, sir,
the discussion is markedly resolved but I don’t see any response other than the suggestion to go through VBA.
So here are a few tracks, without programming, in case other people are interested:
There are at least 3 ways to get what you want. The choice of one of them depends on the composition of the page, the desired level of protection and input constraints.
1. If the table is to retain fixed dimensions, place the elements to be protected (logo, image, table) in the header on page by assigning them a cover behind the text. For the table, put it in a text box. In the page itself, position the text to match the page background. This may be sufficient protection. Alternatively, the grouping indicated in point 3 may also be added.
2. Use the Form functionality in Word. Place Content Controls ([Developer] tab) or Form Controls ([Developer] tab | Legacy Tools) on the page where the variables are to be entered. Then insert a section break at the end of the page and lock this 1st section with or without password. Only the fields will be accessible for input. Disadvantage: this limits certain actions in the rest of the document (header, footer, insertion of shapes, …).
3. Group the part to be protected : first insert Content Controls ([Developer] tab) then select the entire page and use the Group command ([Developer] | Group | Group tab).
This last method has clearly been my preference since Word 2007, if the objective is to limit handling errors and not voluntary acts of moving or resizing the elements of the page.
Note: The [Developer] tab is not displayed by default in the ribbon. You have to activate it by going to Customize Ribbon.