With the help of this forum, I completed my worksheet. It means that only the unprotected cells can be altered. In the opening Encrypt Cells dialog box, type your password into both Password box and Confirm box, and click the Ok button. Full feature free trial 60-day, no credit card required! In other words, you may want to only lock a cell or range that shouldn't be changed. If the Allow Users to Edit Ranges button is greyed out, click the Unprotect Sheet button on the Review tab. Select cells, ranges, columns or rows you want to protect.
Click the Arrow at the upper-left corner of worksheet to select all cells in active worksheet. It's easy to lock and protect the whole worksheet or workbook with clicking the Protect Sheet button or Protect Workbook button under Review tab. For example, in a budget worksheet, you may want to allow changes only in the cells where you enter the budgeted amounts. This denotes the mixed state. Users cannot apply or remove AutoFilters on a protected worksheet, regardless of this setting. If Delete rows is protected and Insert rows is not also protected, a user can insert rows that he or she cannot delete.
The Select Locked Cells and Select Unlocked Cells check boxes are selected by default, but you can deselect either or both of these options if you prefer. Format cells Changing any of the options in the Format Cells or Conditional Formatting dialog boxes. Alternatively, click the Unprotect Sheet button on the Review tab, in the Changes group: For more information, please see. Is that what you get when you use the macro recorder? Cells that are locked and protected can be unlocked at any time by the user who initially locked the cells. Another solution could be modifying the built-in Input style so that it not only formats the input cells but also unlocks them.
More information about worksheet elements Clear this check box To prevent users from Select locked cells Moving the pointer to cells for which the Locked check box is selected on the Protection tab of the Format Cells dialog box. Now what happens if you enter a password, want to go back and edit your worksheet, but forget what the password was? This feature is available only in an unprotected sheet. However, in some cases you may not want to go that far and lock the entire sheet. This can be confusing, but Microsoft designed it this way, and we have to play by their rules : On the Review tab, in the Changes group, click the Protect Sheet button. I have locked cells, which works fabulous. I also want to password protect so I can let others use the table but not be able change any of the formula's used.
These will be the cells that can be edited even after the sheet is protected. To verify that the names are correct, click Check Names. Now, your worksheet is password protected, but specific cells can be unlocked by the password you supplied for that range. By default, the Locked option is enabled for all cells on the sheet. Now click on Tools Options Protection Protect sheet, and then you can decide what level of protection and if you want to allocate a password to the protection. For this example, we are going to use an that we created for one of the previous tutorials.
Hi All, I want to lock some of excel cells not all using C. As Bob G indicated: Select the cells that are not to remain Locked, clear the check, then turn on Protection. Use PivotTable reports Formatting, changing the layout, refreshing, or otherwise modifying PivotTable reports, or creating new reports. It's important to note that all cells can be edited when the sheet is unprotected. Step 3: Select the Review tab, click on the Protect Sheet. Ok, I think I'm close, but that thread was not what I was looking for. Well in most cases, you are stuck.
Format columns Using any of the column formatting commands, including changing column width or hiding columns Home tab, Cells group, Format button. Demo: lock and protect selected cells in Excel. Prevent Locked Cells From Being Selected This tip will help make it faster and easier for your users to input data in the sheet. If you applied conditional formats before you protected the worksheet, the formatting continues to change when a user enters a value that satisfies a different condition. Then right click, and choose Format Cells form the context menu, see screenshot: 3.
Or, right click the sheet tab and select Protect Sheet… in the context menu. Right click on the selection and then select Format Cells from the menu. This will bring up the Protect Sheet window. If someone knows any other way to protect cells in Excel, your comments will be truly appreciated. For Each chCell In chRng.
However, if you have more than one column of data, the above approach is not the best way to go. Users can change the values in the changing cells, if the cells are not protected, and add new scenarios. This is still a limitation of Excel and the only way around it that I know of is to use a macro to add the rows and copy the formulas down. Select unlocked cells Moving the pointer to cells for which the Locked check box is cleared on the Protection tab of the Format Cells dialog box. Each cell in the worksheet can be locked or unlocked. Users cannot apply or remove AutoFilters on a protected worksheet, regardless of this setting.
You can also see if the active cell locked or unlocked. The above instructions won't do it. The tutorial explains how to lock a cell or certain cells in Excel to protect them from deleting, overwriting or editing. I have a strange problem. Please do as follows: 1.