How can I prevent users from editing the header of a document in Word 2000 or higher?

Article contributed by Bill Coan

The following code, pasted into the This Document module of a Word 2000 Template, will keep users out of the header and footer of documents based on that template.

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Option Explicit
'reserve memory for an application variable
Private WithEvents wdApp As Word.Application

Private Sub Document_New()
    'assign Word to the application variable
   
If wdApp Is Nothing Then
        Set wdApp = ThisDocument.Application
    End If
End Sub


Private Sub Document_Open()
'assign Word to the application variable
If wdApp Is Nothing Then
    Set wdApp = ThisDocument.Application
End If
End Sub


Private Sub wdApp_WindowSelectionChange(ByVal Sel As Selection)
    'quit if active doc isn't attached to this template
   
If ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate <> ThisDocument Then Exit Sub
    'get out of the header/footer if we're in it
   
Select Case Sel.StoryType
    Case wdEvenPagesFooterStory, wdEvenPagesHeaderStory, _
               wdFirstPageFooterStory, wdFirstPageHeaderStory, _
               wdPrimaryFooterStory, wdPrimaryHeaderStory
        ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekMainDocument
        Exit Sub
    Case Else
    End Select


End Sub


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