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Microsoft Word 10; Can I set up a page with borders and have

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Microsoft Word 10; Can I set up a page with borders and have them stay locked so I can enter text without them moving?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Ryan B. replied 4 years ago.

Ryan B. :

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Ryan B. :

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I would like to assist you


 

Ryan B. :

I believe this is what you are trying to do, please test it out:



  • Display the Developer Tab on the ribbon. (Open word options, then click the check-box in the Popular section.)

  • With your template open, navigate to the Developer tab.

  • Click the Protect Document button. (You should see a sidebar.)

  • Under Editing Restrictions, click "Allow only this type of editing in the document" and set the dropdown to "No changes (Read only)"

  • Click somewhere in your template that isn't the header/footer and hold Ctrl-A to select all.

  • Under the Exceptions part of the sidebar now displayed in Editing restrictions, click the check-box for 'Everyone'. In other words, your entire document is read-only except for the main part in the middle, which can be edited by everyone.

  • Click the "Yes, Start Enforcing Protection" button, and set a password XXXXX you want to.



This does exactly what I want it to.

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Customer :

This now won't let me add text to the page! The page has two borders top and bottom that I added and want the position held in place. They were not set up as HEADER/FOOTER. Is there a way to select the area between to be open to edit without moving the borders?


 

Ryan B. :

You have to make sure you do this step.



  • Under Editing Restrictions, click "Allow only this type of editing in the document" and set the dropdown to "No changes (Read only)"

  • Click somewhere in your template that isn't the header/footer and hold Ctrl-A to select all.

  • Under the Exceptions part of the sidebar now displayed in Editing restrictions, click the check-box for 'Everyone'. In other words, your entire document is read-only except for the main part in the middle, which can be edited by everyone.

Customer :

Nope, did that. I think that I may need to add header/footer and insert my borders into them. . . possible? I did follow your instructions to the tee, but the borders are inserted as photos. Don't know if this is even possible. Very frustrating.

Ryan B. :

Yea it's possible that you may need to do that. Test it out, can't hurt.


 

Customer :

Going to pass this on to someone else to do. Thanks for trying. Vivian