What does structured editing mean?

Terrific article from the MS Office team on structured editing:

“I know it often means different things to different people. So far, I’ve talked about what content controls are, and locking (which is a big part of structuring a document, as I use the term), but over this and the next post, I’m going to try to clarify what I mean by it, and how all of the parts of content controls fit together to make it easier/better in Word 2007.

In the first post, I showed the example of how you can literally type anywhere on the page. Cool – but if you’re creating a document where you don’t want the look to accidentally change, it’s also more than a little terrifying. Let me give you a real-life example:”