Solved insert a picture into a protected Word 2010 form

April 17, 2015 at 12:40:40
Specs: Windows 7
I have produced a document to act as a school report, in a protected form that teachers can complete as required. However I have inserted the picture place holder, but want my users to be able to change the picture, but the box just turns blue and will not insert the picture.
How can I enable the teachers to select a picture (eg child's photo) but still keep the form protected?

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April 19, 2015 at 11:16:41
Having determined that Word 2011 is missing a few options that exist in Word 2010 etc.. . to do with forms creation... I had a go with my olde XP Office installation... - on my Mac. (I don't have a later version of Office\Word for windows OS...). It too is a lacking a few options found in Word 2003, 2007, 2010 and presumably 2013. So I can't test any of the links I'm posting here; but reading their content etc. they do appear to show how to do what you want...

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/ms-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M01...

Hopefully the above will be of help...



#1
April 17, 2015 at 13:15:57
Essentially you leave a section of the form (containing "only" the place for the image) "unprotected/unlocked"; the rest of the form is "protected". But remember that "anyone" can enter content into that unprotected area; so if more than one person access/uses that particular form after an image has been entered therein, that second or third person can likewise replace that image...:

Meanwhile these might help explain a little more:

http://tinyurl.com/kqch5zc

and the poster here figured it out and gives how...

http://tinyurl.com/lj8hkwp

and Graham Mayor here describes how in the latter part of the discussion...

http://tinyurl.com/kwujj9d


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#2
April 18, 2015 at 11:18:02
Thank you for your help. Your solution would normally work, but the complication is that my document is set up with multiple (3) columns already, and the continuous break doesn't work properly - it acts as another column break.

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#3
April 18, 2015 at 12:44:05
Odd.. when I set up a document with two or more columns I managed to create a proper "section break" that did just that; not create a column break.

A section break is just that - a new page in effect...


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#4
April 18, 2015 at 12:51:44
I wonder if it will work if I start a completely new document? This one was originally set up in Word 2003 and I know that not all facilities transfer across properly. I'll try that and let you know. Thanks again.

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#5
April 18, 2015 at 13:01:49
In my version of Word (2011) the insert break menu allows, page break, column break, section break - with assorted varieties...

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April 18, 2015 at 13:19:45
I'm using Word 2010. I've tried it in a completely new document and sadly inserting a continuous break inserts it across all three columns, not just the one column where I want it.

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#7
April 18, 2015 at 14:52:45
mmm I've tried it with 2011 and get the same results... I did this routine an age ago - likely with Office 2000, or 2003 or possibly 2007.

May have used a table format - but a quick test that way doesn't allow it either...
However.. at the back of my mind is the form fill approach.

Create a whole document as though it had places for the reader/user to enter data (name etc...) and allow one for an image... I think it's possible to do that and in effect lock the document - apart from an allowed "form fill" "box (in this case an image)...

I'm playing with this approach just now.

edited by trvlr - to correct spellink mistake...

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#8
April 18, 2015 at 16:36:30
Can't seem to find how I dun it whenever. May have even used Publisher to this end?

However a series of trawls various seems to point to a specific macro use; and there are several discussions in this list of Google hits:

http://tinyurl.com/kktjdre

Possibly one of the above various may allow. Certainly these two seem to offer a way:

http://tinyurl.com/krfec2k

http://tinyurl.com/my9b4al

The first of the two immediately above seems a distinct possible?


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#9
April 19, 2015 at 01:22:33
It cannot be done in Word 2011 the same wayit can likely be done in Word 2003, 2007. 20010, and probably 2013 - if at all (unless a macro is created specifically to allow it). That is what my own trawls seem to bring out...

However in the versions other than 2011 it would seem you use the Developer tool bar; which may not be visibleby default, and so needs to be brought up first. It has a "button/icon" called "Picture Control" and this is missing (why...?) from the 2011 version. Which explains why my tests with 2011 were unsuccessful...

Using the forms option one uses the "Picture Control" button/icon to insert a space for a user inserted image.

I will dig out more info later today after I have tested it out on either olde XP system, or manage to bring up Win-7 on one of my Macs (Bootcamp/Parallels).


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April 19, 2015 at 11:16:41
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Having determined that Word 2011 is missing a few options that exist in Word 2010 etc.. . to do with forms creation... I had a go with my olde XP Office installation... - on my Mac. (I don't have a later version of Office\Word for windows OS...). It too is a lacking a few options found in Word 2003, 2007, 2010 and presumably 2013. So I can't test any of the links I'm posting here; but reading their content etc. they do appear to show how to do what you want...

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/ms-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M01...

Hopefully the above will be of help...


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#11
April 19, 2015 at 14:08:33
Thank you for both of those suggestions. It appears that my users *should* be able to insert their pictures even when the form is locked. I will have to check what is preventing this - it may be a security thing with our server.

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#12
April 19, 2015 at 14:24:41
As my brother enjoys to remind me - the dreaded "S" word (should)... has been uttered...

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