For more information, refer to Worksheet Level Protection or Workbook Level Protection. Additionally, in Excel for Windows, the Protect Workbook option in the Info menu also indicates that the workbook's structure is protected. Why doesn't locking the cells just lock them? Excel for Office 365 Excel for Office 365 for Mac Excel 2019 Excel 2016 Excel 2019 for Mac Excel 2013 Excel 2010 Excel 2007 Excel 2016 for Mac Excel for Mac 2011 To prevent other users from viewing hidden worksheets, adding, moving, deleting, or hiding worksheets, and renaming worksheets, you can protect the structure of your Excel workbook with a password. Therefore, if you enable protection, no changes can be made to a cell until you unlock that cell. Select the Protection tab, and then select the Locked checkbox. Worksheet Level Protection You can protect a single worksheet from being modified by another user. From your description, it sounds like the issue is caused by Excel add-ins.
The spreadsheet makes extensive use of worksheet formulas and macros. Protecting Cells Containing Text or Formulas Only, in a Protected Sheet in Excel 2007 To protect a cell containing any type of data, two conditions must be met: Condition 1: The cell is locked: 1. The Protect Shared Workbook dialog box appears. The problem is that it's not. This can be especially helpful if you have someone who is unfamiliar with worksheets or doing your data entry, or if you spent many hours struggling to get the worksheet right. Step 3: Locking cells containing text or formulas: Select Home — Format in Cells Group — Lock.
With Excel, you can even add a password to the file. You may enter a password to protect the sheet if you wish. The file is no longer password protected. Each cell in the worksheet can be locked or unlocked. This tutorial is on how to encrypt and password protect Excel 2007 files.
For example, if a worksheet has a button that runs a macro, you can click the button to run the macro, but you cannot delete the button. The Format Cells dialog box appears. The Confirm Password dialog box appears. If anything is unclear or if there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to let me know. I've created a workbook with about 15 worksheets and prior to sending to the customer I want to lock the cells so that they can't be changed without a password.
The solution is to resort to macros. Select protection settings in the Protect Sheet dialog box. To save time you could set up a macro to protect multiple worksheets at once. For the locking of the cells to take effect, you must also protect the worksheet. If you typed a password in the Password optional text box, Excel opens the Confirm Password dialog box.
To remove worksheet protection, click the Unprotect Sheet button in the Changes group on the Review tab. Select Review — Protect Sheet in Changes Group. Condition 2: The sheet is protected: 1. Please take your time to try the suggestions and let me know the results at your earliest convenience. Given below are the steps to protect your sheet.
Users can change the values in the changing cells, if the cells are not protected, and add new scenarios. To learn more, see our. If you do not supply a password, any user can unprotect and change the workbook. Protection of documents and cells can help prevent inadvertent changes to your worksheet. It simply prevents users from modifying locked cells within the worksheet.
However, I do not have time to enter into correspondence for those unlucky enough to find this file does not appear to work as intended. Additionally, you can also specify a password to lock your worksheet. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum I have a spreadsheet made in excel 2007. Notes: Protecting the workbook is not the same as protecting an Excel file or a worksheet with a password. Microsoft Office Hi I have a excel sheet that some cells are password protected i have no idea what the password is any ideas how i can find the password or any software that will find it, so i can change the cell contents. By default, Excel locks all the cells in a protected worksheet, and then you can specify which cells you want to unlock for editing if any. This step enables you to make any changes you want, including expanding the data in the group.