Microsoft KB Archive/106342

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Page Setup Command Unavailable in Unprotected Section


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


In a multiple-section Word for Windows document that contains both protected and unprotected sections, the Page Setup command on the File menu is unavailable (dimmed) in the unprotected section.

This command should be available when the insertion point is in an unprotected section.


We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Do one of the following to change Page Setup settings in the unprotected section of a document:

  • Adjust the margins by dragging the margin boundaries on the rulers.
  • Unprotect the document (from the Tools menu, choose Unprotect Document), modify the Page Setup settings, and then protect the document again (from the Tools menu, choose Protect Document).

IMPORTANT: If you enter text in your FORM fields while the document is protected, then unprotect the document to change the Page Setup settings, and then re-protect the document, Word removes any text you entered in the FORM fields. In other words, Word clears the form and resets the text in the FORM field to the default text you defined when you created the form. Although this is a drawback to the above workaround, it is a design feature of Word.

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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