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How to protect the text that is in the header and the footer of a Word document from changes

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Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

INTRODUCTION
This article describes how to protect the text that is in the header and the footer of a Microsoft Word document from changes.
MORE INFORMATION
To protect the text that is in the header and the footer of a Word document from changes, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Word document that contains the header and the footer that you want to protect from changes. Do not open the header or the footer of the document.
  2. Make sure that you are at the top of your Word document. To do this, press CTRL+HOME.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Break.
  4. In the Break dialog box, click Continuous under Section break types, and then click OK.
  5. On the Tools menu, click Protect Document.
  6. Use one of the following procedures, depending on your version of Word:
    • In Microsoft Office Word 2003, follow these steps:
      1. In the Protect Document task pane, click to select the Allow only this type of editing in the document check box under Editing restrictions, and then change the box to Filling in forms.
      2. Click Select sections.
      3. In the Selection Protection dialog box, click to clear the Section 2 check box, and then click OK.
      4. Under Start enforcement, click Yes, Start Enforcing Protection.
    • In Microsoft Word 2002 and Microsoft Word 2000, follow these steps:
      1. In the Protect Document dialog box, click to select the Forms check box.
      2. Click Sections.
      3. Click to clear the Section 2 check box, and then click OK.
      4. Click OK to close the Protect Document dialog box.
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Article ID: 888184 - Last Review: 03/23/2006 02:27:51 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition

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