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  • Hi there,

    I am trying to make a template for a client in word 2007. In order to avoid accidental editing of the template items (i.e. logo and additional pictures) I used the Protect Document feature. I locked the logo and the pictures and selected the area (body of the letter) that anyone can edit as they wish. I am having a hard time trying to remove the highlights in the area where editing is permitted. Even if I deselect the Remove highlights option in the restriction panel and save, if I reopen the highlights are there again, I suppose the deselection in only temporary.

    Can anyone help with this please?

    Thanks.

    Monday, August 30, 2010 12:41 PM

Answers

  • I'm afraid you can't turn off the highlighting, other than for the current document or session.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    Hi there,

    I am trying to make a template for a client in word 2007. In order to avoid accidental editing of the template items (i.e. logo and additional pictures) I used the Protect Document feature. I locked the logo and the pictures and selected the area (body of the letter) that anyone can edit as they wish. I am having a hard time trying to remove the highlights in the area where editing is permitted. Even if I deselect the Remove highlights option in the restriction panel and save, if I reopen the highlights are there again, I suppose the deselection in only temporary.

    Can anyone help with this please?

    Thanks.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:10 AM
    Monday, August 30, 2010 6:25 PM

All replies

  • I'm afraid you can't turn off the highlighting, other than for the current document or session.

    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    Hi there,

    I am trying to make a template for a client in word 2007. In order to avoid accidental editing of the template items (i.e. logo and additional pictures) I used the Protect Document feature. I locked the logo and the pictures and selected the area (body of the letter) that anyone can edit as they wish. I am having a hard time trying to remove the highlights in the area where editing is permitted. Even if I deselect the Remove highlights option in the restriction panel and save, if I reopen the highlights are there again, I suppose the deselection in only temporary.

    Can anyone help with this please?

    Thanks.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:10 AM
    Monday, August 30, 2010 6:25 PM
  • Thanks for the answer!

    Egretina

     

    Monday, August 30, 2010 7:34 PM