Сontent elements in the body of the text and in the headers and footers can be protected from changes. For more information on the functions available when the element is locked, see the Table below.

Content

Disabled functions when the element is locked

Enabled functions when the element is locked

Text

Enter, edit, format, and delete text

Image

Move an image

Resize an image

Delete an image

Shape

Move a shape

Resize a shape

Delete a shape

Text in shape

Enter, edit, format, and delete text in shapes

Move a shape

Resize a shape

Delete a shape

Text in table cells

Enter, edit, format, and delete text in the locked table cells

Resize and delete rows and columns containing the locked cells

Delete the table

Enter, edit, format, and delete text in other table cells

Resize and delete other rows and columns of the table

Insert rows and columns

Table

Enter, edit, format, and delete text in a table

Insert, resize, and delete rows and columns

Delete the table

Lock Content

To lock the content:

1.Select the part of the document you want to lock the content of:

To lock a single paragraph of text from change, place the pointer in it, select part of the paragraph, or select the entire paragraph. To lock multiple paragraphs so that they cannot be changed, select them entirely.

To lock an image or shape against changes, select it with the mouse by clicking it.

To lock the text in one or more cells of a table against changes, select these cells.

To lock a table against changes, select the entire table.

2.On the Command menu, click Edit > Lock Content.

The locked elements looks as follows:

The pointer color in the locked text is red.

When you select a locked element, the frame around the element is red.

When you place the pointer on the locked element marker, the pointer changes to lock_size.

If you want to edit the locked text or element, you will see the following message: "This part of the document is locked for changes. If you must edit it, unlock the content".

Limitation: When locking tables, visual indication of content protection is not supported.

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