Dec 29 2020 01:00 AM
Dec 29 2020 01:00 AM
I have used Word to create a form that users can fill in. I have used Legacy Forms (not ActiveX Components) because I want the form to work in older Word versions as well. Everything has worked well so far and the users have managed to fill in text as planned. Now I would like to allow all users to select, edit and comment the text that has been filled in. Here comes the problem. I cannot select a certain word or sentence. When I try to select, the selection randomly extends to the whole paragraph or the whole text that has been written in one Text Form Field. Has anyone else had the same problem? Any help on this? Thanks.
Note: I have restricted editing in the document and allowed users to “Fill in forms”. I also tried other options but the problem with selecting prevails.
Dec 30 2020 01:49 AM
Thanks, Stefan. I tried this but I still cannot select a single word or a sentence. But what I can do is just stop protecting the document. This is not ideal, but after this I manage to select text by right clicking inside the Text Form Field. I wish there was a way around this because some of the elements in the form do not work if the document is unprotected. For example, the Check Box Form Field does not work. Anyway, thanks for your help.
Jan 01 2021 03:44 AM - edited Jan 01 2021 03:44 AM
How strange. It is working here (tested in Word 2019), although it will be a bit more tricky compared to the corresponding task in an "ordinary" document.
Which version of Word/Office are you running?
Jan 02 2021 06:02 AMSolution
I'm running version 2011 (build 13426.20404) of Office 2019.
You could try updating to the most recent channel and version. However, if you are using a corporate/organization installation of Office, you may not be allowed to do that yourself.
Jan 06 2021 10:56 PM
Unfortunately, I cannot update my Word version. I also cannot control which version all the users are having. So, in the end, it seems like I cannot use the form the way I wanted. I will look for another solution. Perhaps converting the document in pdf and then commenting the pdf version. Thanks for your help.