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Is it possible to restrict users from resizing the cells of a table in protected documents in MS Word 2010? I want to restrict them from making any changes to the layout of the table (or, at least, to restrict them from changing the width of columns).

I have tried playing with the settings from the restrictions menu, but to no avail...

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Have you tried using a specific table style and then restricting editing to that style? – Rhys Gibson Oct 1 '12 at 0:38
How is it protected; track changes, no changes, fill in forms? The only one which allows for table changes is the "track changes" option. The other options for protection should not allow table resizing. – CharlieRB Oct 1 '12 at 14:47
Basically, as an example, I want to prevent other users from changing the width of the cells of a table. I understood that I need to turn on document protection for this, but I have no idea what I need to do next. – Mihai Todor Oct 1 '12 at 17:51
When protection is turned on, can you change the table? You should not be able to if you have selected any of the protection options beside "track changes". – CharlieRB Oct 2 '12 at 14:51
OK, I redid a tutorial on this, and I managed to do it. – Mihai Todor Oct 2 '12 at 16:52
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I ended up following this tutorial and it worked out. Basically, by default it completely locks the table and you can select the fields which can be edited. I don't know how to do advanced stuff, like locking only a part of the table, but, at this moment, I do not need this functionality.

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