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Chapter 9. Tools > Tools Protect Document - Pg. 258

Tools Protect Document Figure 9-9. Protecting a document Tools Protect Document The most common use of this command is to turn on a fill-in form. If you've added checkboxes, text boxes, drop lists, or other form fields to a document (via the Forms toolbar or the Insert Field command), it's best to protect the document before those form features are used for entering data. Without protection applied, any user of the form could potentially move, edit, or delete the form's actual fields and structural elements. With protection applied, users can enter data only into the form's fields; they cannot