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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert

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Preventing Changes

Sometimes you will want people to be able to open and view a document but not make changes to it. Sometimes you will want to allow changes, but only of certain types. For example, you can specify that other people can insert comments in the document but not make changes, or you can require that people track their changes. To prevent anyone from introducing inconsistent formatting into a document, you can limit the styles that can be applied. You can select the styles individually, or you can implement the recommended minimum set, which consists of all the styles needed by Word for features such as tables of contents. (The recommended minimum set doesn’t necessarily include all the styles used in the document.)

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