When the Data Validation window appears, set up your criteria. Select all the highlighted cells and click Selection Lock to lock the formulas. 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. All I want them to do is fill in the ledger with the purchase dollars. You can lock only specific cells and ranges before you protect the worksheet and, optionally, enable specific users to edit only in specific ranges of a protected sheet.
You can prevent users from entering data that is not valid. All other worksheets that are in a locked state will have their current passwords changed to the one entered for the worksheet you are trying to re-lock. The shared protecting procedure is done. Not to be able to change category names, or pager titles. The bottom line is - lock an Excel spreadsheet to prevent other users from accidentally tampering with your data, but never store sensitive information in your Excel sheets.
Be sure to remember the password or store it in a safe location because you will need it later to unprotect the sheet. Any cells you didn't unlock under the Format Cells option step 3 above will be locked, while the unlocked cells will be editable: Note that cell locking or unlocking won't take effect until you do step 4, protecting the sheet. To remove the password protection, repeat the above steps, and delete the password s from the Password to open and Password to modify boxes. The status bar will display the Marked as Final flag as shown below. However, I would like to be able to freeze certain cells within a row ie.
In the opening Encrypt Cells dialog box, type your password into both Password box and Confirm box, and click the Ok button. Use PivotTable reports Formatting, changing the layout, refreshing, or otherwise modifying PivotTable reports, or creating new reports. The following procedure gives you the answer. For this example, we are going to use an that we created for one of the previous tutorials. When sharing your worksheets with other people or sending your Excel files outside of your organization, you may want to prevent other users from changing cells that shouldn't be changed, and also from moving or deleting important data in your worksheet or workbook.
I would be most grateful. Data validation is an awesome feature of Excel that you can use to describe limitations or restrictions on what type of data can be used in a cell. If you do not supply a password, then any user can unprotect the worksheet and change the protected elements. The selected cells are locked and protected from any changes, while all other cells in the worksheet are editable. Cell A2 is locked now. Password protect Excel workbook from opening If you store your workbooks in a shared location such as a company local network, and you want to prevent other users from viewing your Excel files, you can encrypt your workbook with password that won't even let other people open it. You can protect cells or whole rows or columns by highlighting the cells i.
If Delete columns is protected and Insert columns is not also protected, a user can insert columns that he or she cannot delete. These will be the cells that can be edited even after the sheet is protected. Continuous improvement and life-long learning is my motto. To do this, right-click the sheet tab, and select Unprotect Sheet… from the context menu. And only after entering the correct password, the workbook will opened for editing.
And then all cells which contain formulas have been locked and protected. Luckily, Excel provides a quick and easy way to lock a sheet or password protect an entire workbook to prevent accidental or deliberate changes in their contents. Do you want to continue? The Permissions… button is also available when you are creating a new range unlocked by a password. 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. A common example is to prevent inadvertent erasure or modification of formulas.
If you want only to unlock input cells without changing cell formatting, uncheck all boxes on the Style dialog window other than the Protection box. To see how user names should be entered, click examples. 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. When we will enter any text in the cell, it will never change the formula and a pop up will appear. It doesn't matter if the sheet was already protected, you won't get an error message. By default, the Locked option is enabled for all cells on the sheet.