Q: Office 2008, forms, can't select text within form

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  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    When you have a form and type a paragraph into one of the form elements, and then want to select text within the form, it selects giants swaths of text - there is no way to just select a word or two. Does anyone know why and how to fix it?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I have dealt with forms in Word for decades. I have never had a special issue with editable text in a form. However, some forms are setup with mostly non-editable text. However, your non-selectable text was created by you. It might be helpful to post a copy of the document or another that exhibits the problem so that we can examine it.
     
  3. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Certainly great idea.

    So my problem again is that text WITHIN the form (Which I added some lorem ipsum to) I can't select individual sentences to copy/paste/edit etc. It chooses huge swaths of text or the whole form instead. This happened both in Mac Office 2008 and Win Office 2007.
     

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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your lorem ipsum is protected text. For whatever reason, it appears to be working in reverse. The space to the side of it can be typed-in at will. However, the reverse text, which should be fillable, cannot be.
     
  5. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry the document probably needs to be reprotected to make the forms work properly, I probably left it unprotected after editing the document.

    I appreciate you looking at it, if you don't mind flipping the protection back on, the form should be editable again, but the behavior is the same - you can't select individual sentences and such to copy/paste, only giant blocks of the text.
     

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