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@ajIittoz Do you use a mac? I follow the instructions in the Writer Guide: To create a section: 1) Place the cursor at the point in your document where you want to insert the new section. Or, select the text that you want to place in the new section. 2) From the Menu bar, choose Insert > Section. The Insert Section dialog opens. 3) Click the Section tab, if it is not already displayed.... To write-protect the section so that its contents cannot be edited, select the Protect option in the Write protection area... To prevent others from editing the section’s attributes or format, additionally protect the section with a password, as follows: 1) Select the With password option. The Enter Password dialog opens. 2) Type a password in the Password field and then confirm the password by typing it again in the Confirm field. 3) Click OK. The Enter Password dialog closes. Anyone who tries to edit the section’s attributes or format will be prompted to enter the password.

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@ajIittoz Do you use a mac? I follow the instructions in the Writer Guide: To create a section: section:

1) Place the cursor at the point in your document where you want to insert the new section. Or, select the text that you want to place in the new section. section.

2) From the Menu bar, choose Insert > Section. The Insert Section dialog opens. opens.

3) Click the Section tab, if it is not already displayed.... displayed....

To write-protect the section so that its contents cannot be edited, select the Protect option in the Write protection area... To prevent others from editing the section’s attributes or format, additionally protect the section with a password, as follows: follows:

1) Select the With password option. The Enter Password dialog opens. opens.

2) Type a password in the Password field and then confirm the password by typing it again in the Confirm field. field.

3) Click OK. The Enter Password dialog closes. Anyone who tries to edit the section’s attributes or format will be prompted to enter the password.

@ajIittoz Do you use a mac? I follow Ok, i realise what the instructions in the Writer Guide: To create a section:problem is now.

1) Place the cursor at the point in your document where Having never used protected sections before, i didn't realise that you want actually have to insert your material into the new section. Or, select the text sections boxes that you want to place appear in the new section.document.

2) From the Menu bar, choose Insert > Section. The Insert Section dialog opens.I had an existing document, and thought all i had to do was create a new section before each part of my existing text and protect would kick in once i added protection to each section. Not so.

3) Click The manual didn't make this clear to me, and the Section tab, if it is not already displayed....online help certainly didn't.

To write-protect the section so that its contents cannot be edited, select the Protect option in the Write protection area... To prevent others from editing the section’s attributes or format, additionally protect the section with a password, as follows:

1) Select the With password option. The Enter Password dialog opens.

2) Type a password in the Password field and then confirm the password by typing it again in the Confirm field.

3) Click OK. The Enter Password dialog closes. Anyone who tries to edit the section’s attributes or format will be prompted to enter the password.