Additionally, you can also specify a password to lock your worksheet. Then select your next cell s and hit F4 to repeat your last action. This is especially true for cells that contain formulas and special formatting. I want the user to be able to edit comments as well. But the lock will work only when you enable sheet protection. If you want your sheet to be password protected, you have the option of entering a password here. Since cells are locked by default, most of the job will be going through the sheet and unlocking cells that can be edited by users.
The default value is False. You can also click the Collapse Dialog button, select the range in the spreadsheet, and then click the Collapse Dialog button again to return to the dialog box. If changes wanted to be made to a protected worksheet, it is possible to use the Protect method on a protected worksheet if the password is supplied. Note: ActiveX controls, form controls, shapes, charts, SmartArt, Sparklines, Slicers, Timelines, to name a few, are already locked when you add them to a spreadsheet. To protect the sheet, simply right-click on the tab at the bottom of the sheet, and choose Protect Sheet… from the menu. I have the enable macros checked under sheet protection so macros should be enabled.
You can unprotect the sheet in the same way that you protected it, by right-clicking on the sheet tab. A string that specifies a case-sensitive password for the worksheet or workbook. Step 1: Lock and Unlock Specific Cells or Ranges Right-click on the cell or range you want to change, and choose Format Cells from the menu that appears. If you have any doubt, feel free to contact. Here is a suggestion by my good friend Zack Barresse on Excel Uservoice about the issue. It's a good idea to keep a list of your passwords and their corresponding document names in a safe place. Users can set filters on an existing auto filter.
It's worth noting that any shapes or charts will also remain unlocked too. True allows the user to insert rows on the protected worksheet. To re-enable the user interface protection after the workbook is opened, you must again apply the Protect method with UserInterfaceOnly set to True. From the Home tab on the Ribbon, you can open the drop-down menu under the Format button and see the option to Lock Cell. Use PivotTable reports Format, change the layout, refresh, or otherwise modify PivotTable reports, or create new reports. Whenever someone tries to open the document, Excel prompts them for a password first. In the Protect Sheet window, enter a password that's required to unprotect the sheet optional and any of the actions you want to allow users.
Use different formatting for locked cells By changing the formatting of cells that are locked, you give your users a visual clue that those cells are off limits. A password prevents other people from removing the worksheet protection—it needs to be entered to unprotect the sheet. Thanks again and have a nice weekend! Re: Allow Editing Objects On Protected Sheet Thank you for swift response Dave! You can add a vote there to help get this fixed. Later in the process I wanted users of the workbook to be able to post comments in certain cells or all of them. Despite all of the above, the end user can still select and delete the image. True allows the user to format any row on a protected.
This will bring up the Format Cells window keyboard shortcut for this window is Ctrl + 1. If this argument is omitted, protection applies both to macros and to the user interface. You can also see if the active cell locked or unlocked. Once I closed the entire workbook however, I noticed that I was not able anymore to add comments. Does anyone have the code to do this. I want to lock the headers, because it affects an automated Power Query report we do.
As mentioned above, all cells are locked by default when you protect the sheet. To set it up, open your Excel file and head to the File menu. Two questions: What software do you use for the ripped effect in your screenshots? Edit scenarios View scenarios that you have hidden, making changes to scenarios that you have prevented changes to and deleting these scenarios. In the Allow all users of this worksheet to list, select the elements that you want users to be able to change see. If you mean 2010 then your in luck because you can apply sheet protection and allow the editing of objects near the bottom of the list. If you want users to be able to edit a particular cell or range, uncheck the Locked box so they are unlocked.
Download the Excel File You can download the file that I use in the video tutorial by clicking below. The Comment is an Object and using default protection this feature becomes locked. In this example the locked cells have a gray fill color. You can also provide a guide on the sheet or instructions tab. This means they can't be reformatted or deleted, and the content in them can't be edited.