Then right click, and choose Format Cells form the context menu, see screenshot: 3. Select the permissions you would like users to have for the worksheet after it is locked. If you don't supply a password, then any user can edit the cells. The subs for this are below for reference The cells I need to lock down are A1 to V1 B4:110 I understand from what I've read in various searches that without protecting the sheet a user could possibly change a 'locked' cell but all I am trying to do is protect a formula in the cells that they shouldn't even need to go into. A third approach is to use a tool introduced with the release of Excel 2010. This article has also been viewed 132,271 times.
The reverse has to be done upon exiting unprotect, set all locked, protect. This is how you can lock one or more cells in your Excel sheets. Editor's Note: This tutorial was written for Excel 2016, but still applies to modern versions of Excel. As the amount of file transferring among different companies is huge, it is important to secure your data. Excel opens the Protect Sheet dialog box in which you select the options you want to be available when the worksheet protection is enabled.
You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side. Redirecting Of Banned Users provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Enter the password that you gave while protecting the cells. The results of the formula still show up in the cell, but the formula itself is hidden from prying eyes. I collect data in an input range and I have set them to be unlocked as instructed. Is any way to protect the exact cell and leave other cell as normal cell work. But to clarify your query on my code example, you should have put your formula in place of the sample formula e.
You will select the Freeze Spans only. If you don't want to lock all cells on the sheet, but rather want to protect certain cells from overwriting, deleting or editing, you will need to unlock all cells first, then lock those specific cells, and then protect the sheet. Select the cells that you want to unprotect. DropDown End If errHandler: Application. And finally, you will learn how to detect and highlight locked and unlocked cells in Excel. How to lock cells in Excel other than input cells When you've put a lot of effort in creating a sophisticated form or calculation sheet in Excel, you will definitely want to protect your work and prevent users from tampering with your formulas or changing data that shouldn't be changed. If you want to undo the shared option, click on top of the excel file where Protect and Share Workbook Legacy is written.
By default, the Locked setting is turned on for every cell in a worksheet. I will examine the custom range concept. Note that Password protects your sheet effectively. However, in some cases you may not want to go that far and lock the entire sheet. Pressing Ctrl+A will do the trick. Now, your worksheet is password protected, but specific cells can be unlocked by the password you supplied for that range. When I die, that data dies with me, which is my intention.
Now anyone who opens the worksheet will only be able to select and edit those cells that are not locked. In the Title box, type the name for the range that you want to unlock. Technically this method involves protecting a worksheet and then allowing certain cells to be exempt from that protection. How to Lock All the Cells in an Excel Worksheet By default, when you protect a sheet or workbook, all of the cells will be locked. Excel allows you to protect the contents of specific cells in a worksheet.
The detailed steps to lock cells in Excel 2010, Excel 2013 and Excel 2016 follow below. For columns a downward arrow and for the row, a rightward arrow will come up. The procedure of adding them is given below. Any thoughts on how to protect certain columns from existing content change on an unprotected worksheet. In doing so, you can choose whether users are allowed to select or edit a cell or range of cells, insert or delete rows or columns, alter formatting, and sort and filter, among other options. Text End If End If Next cell Application.
Hi Natalia, I´ve used the info here to create the ranges with different passwords, as Ive got a sheet which will be modified by different people each one of them with their own password. You'd also need a line of code for every cell you want to lock I'd only done two lines as an example - so you would really be better off with Osvaldo's code! And type the password and confirm it, see screenshot: 6. Plus, you never have to give out the password that you used to protect the entire worksheet. To do this: Click on the worksheet selection cell at the top-right corner of the worksheet to select the entire worksheet Click the down-arrow on the Format iconon the Cells tab Click on Format Cells… This will display the Custom Lists dialog. It also shows how to unlock individual cells on a protected sheet by a password, or allow specific users to edit those cells without password.
This allows the authorized salespeep to enter data into the cells we allow and prevents them from changing data in the cells we do not want changes in. We have a excel 2016 workbook with multiple tabs, each tab is dedicated to a specific sales person. Note that you can lock a worksheet first and then select the cells you want to unlock, but Excel can be a little flaky about that. Whenever someone tries to open the document, Excel prompts them for a password first. Feedback Buttons provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. There are non-traditional ways you can use, as well. To lock cells or ranges, select them in a usual way by using the mouse or arrow keys in combination with Shift.