To protect individual design elements

About this task

If your database inherits its design from a template, you can protect views, forms, subforms, pages, framesets, and other design elements.


  1. Select each design element in the Work pane.
  2. Choose Design - Properties.
  3. On the Design tab select "Prohibit design refresh or replace to modify."


If you use a template to refresh or replace the database design, to ensure that this option takes effect, select this option as well as the option "Propagate this prohibition of design change" in the design properties of the template.