have been tasked with redisigning the report template this week, not such a bad task as it is all donr, however I was just wondering if there was anyway to only allow the teachers to write in text boxes I have created? I want to lock all the other text, graphics and boxes in place so they cannot mess it up.
Last year it was an abosulte mess! the ict co-ordinator did a quick template, teachers moved boxes and pictures and it looked terrible!
Any help much appreciated.
If you are trying to create a Form in word, you may find this helpful:
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Last edited by elsiegee40; 25th March 2010 at 09:58 AM.
just using microsoft word 2003, it is the end of year report teachers write for the parents. Will look at the form thing. Thank you.
Or do what we do - get them to put all the data in a database/spreadhseet and mail merge it into the reports - makes it a lok quicker inputting the data as well.
I lay the report out using a table, with row heights set as "Exact", not "At least".
Staff are told to make sure that they can see Text boundaries (Tools > Options Genreal tab, check the "text boundaries" box)
I mailmerge the skeleton reports with a pupil list in a csv to produce a single document with all the reports in.
I did have field locking in place, but with a large number of forms in a mail-merged document it slowed things down to a snail's pace, so the restriction is simply the table boxes. There are a few that get mangled every year, but it only takes a moment to change the font size and re-adjust the row height.
PM me your email address if you'd like me to send you one of my reports. (We have different versions for KS1, KS2 and Early Years)
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