Protecting sections from revisions RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way that i can protect a section of my document so that it is not changed when i accept all revisions in my document? This would be a great help if there was a way to do this!


    Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:40 PM


  • Hi Chris

    The only thing I find (but there might be another way) is to put the text you want to protect in a (RichText) content control. Then set that control's properties to not allow editing. When I do that in a quick test (ActiveDocument.Revions.AcceptAll) things in that control are left alone.

    Note that this will only work with Word 2007 and 2010.

    I tried the various other kinds of document protection (forms with unprotected sections, "Read-only" with unprotected ranges) and neither of these allowed accepting or rejecting revisions.

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Song Monday, August 1, 2011 11:30 AM
    Thursday, July 21, 2011 4:05 PM