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Hi There,

I have a a problem with my templates...

I am making both a word and an excel template, and I will save the template fully protected, using the VBA, and the user will have to enter a password to activate the unprotect in the vba.

I have this up and working fine, however, I need to check the status of the protection for when the user re-enters the document. Thus preventing somone un-authorised from taking the saved document and editing it for their uses.

In the Excel document, I am using the code:


If TargetSheet.ProtectContents = True Then

In the Word doc, I am using the code

If ActiveDocument.ProtectContents = True Then

Unfortunatley, both of these code snippets produce the Run Time Error 438:

"Object doesn't support this property or method"

Does anyone have an alternitve method for checking the Current Status of the protection.

I will run this on the opening of the document, and protect if not already protected.

Thanks for your help


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