Can I reformat the text I have entered onto my application form?

Yes, if you wish to reformat the text you have entered in order to give it a cleaner appearance, you may unprotect the application form.  Instructions on how to do this are set out below:

NB:  Please do not amend/delete any part of the form’s template

 If you have opened the application form in Word 1997 – 2003:

  • To unprotect, select Tools>Unprotect Document or View>Toolbars>Forms and select the padlock symbol
  • Delete/copy as necessary
  • To protect the document again, select Tools>Protect Document or View>Toolbars>Forms and select the padlock symbol.
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If you have opened the application form in Word 2007:

  • To unprotect, select Review>Protect document>Restrict formatting & editing>Stop protection.
  • Delete/copy as necessary
  • To protect, select Yes, start enforcing protection>OK [do not enter a password].