How do I protect (lock) a section of text so that the content cannot be changed?

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How do I protect (lock) a section of text so that the content cannot be changed?


Follow these steps to protect a section of text:

  • Write or otherwise insert the desired text
  • Select the text to be protected
  • From the pull down menus, choose Insert > Section
  • Select the box next to Protected
  • Give the section a name (or take the default name assigned)
  • Click Insert
  • You may also want to create a password on the section. This will keep anyone without the password from removing the protection set on the section.

To insert a password on a protected section:

  • From the pull down menus, choose Format > Sections
  • Select the name of the desired section (if, applicable)
  • Click on the box next to Password protected
  • In the dialog that appears, enter a password and confirm the password
  • Click OK (in the password dialog)
  • Click OK (in the format section dialog)

Follow these steps to modify a section that you have previously protected:

  • From the pull down menus, select Format > Sections
  • Enter your password in the dialog that appears (only appears if password protected); Click OK
  • Select the name of the desired section (if, applicable)
  • Click the Remove button
  • Click OK
  • Make the desired changes
  • Follow steps in the "protect a section of text" instructions, above, to re-apply the section protection

Note:Once you put a password on a section, you will be prompted for that password before receiving any dialog that might have a chance to access that section of text.

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