Forms Built In Word For Pc Misbehaving On Mac


I have built a number of forms (containing text fields, check boxes and drop downs) in various versions of Word for the PC. The forms are password protected. They have all worked perfectly in every version of Word for the Mac, until very recently. The problems seem to occur when Microsoft's Service Pack II for Word/Office was installed into OS 10 or 10.2.

Some fields are refusing to allow data entry, or a message pops up "A valid time or date is required" in a field that does not require a date, or some check boxes refuse an entry. In other cases, a box whose text entry is set to convert entries to uppercase, has the work "uppercase" appear in the box when you tab over to it.

Is there a known fix or work around?