moderated Re: form fields in word
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There should be a way to make the form an accessible document.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: form fields in word
These are forms my students have completed. I tried the key commands you listed, but nothing seems to happen.
Unprotecting All Word Form Fields and Converting Them to Regular Text
1. You must first remove the restricted editing settings that allow you only to fill out the form
a. Activate the Developer Tab, Restrict Editing. ALT+L,PE
b. Activate the Stop Protection button, which is the only button. Just Hit Enter
c. Close the Restrict Editing pane. CTRL+Spacebar,C
2. Select all content in the document. CTRL+A
3. Issue the command to convert all form fields to regular Word text. CTRL+SHIFT+F9
At this point all form fields will be straight text like the rest of the document, and can be edited just as you usually would. You cannot reverse this action, so be certain you have filled out anything that needs to have been filled out before going through the above steps.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
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