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Prepare the Form

The form should be prepared for distribution by protecting the form. Protecting the form prevents it from being edited by the recipient. All the recipient will be able to do is complete the form using the controls.

Protect the Form for Distribution

  1. Click the Developer tab on the Ribbon
  2. Click the Protect Document button in the Protect group
  3. Restrict Formatting and Editing task pane

  4. Check the Allow only this type of editing in the document box and select Filling in forms from the list below
  5. Click the Yes, Start Enforcing Protection button
  6. Enter a password to protect the form

  7. Type a password in the Enter new password (optional) box
  8. Repeat the password in the Reenter password to confirm box
  9. Click Ok
  10. The form is protected and can now be distributed to whom it requires completion

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