But I really miss the old possibillity certainly in sheets that are bigger than this example. Protection options in the Protect Sheet dialog box. Insert hyperlinks Insert new hyperlinks, even in unlocked cells. Then, after unlocking the cells that you still want to be able to change, protect the worksheet as described earlier. Format cells Change any of the options in the Format Cells or Conditional Formatting dialog boxes. Any advice or work around on this would be much appreciated.
If all is good it should not take to long before it will start working. Just as I suggest in the last post, we need to open the workbook in desktop Excel first, then lock cells and protect the sheet. Passwords should be 8 or more characters in length. You've worked hard on your spreadsheet and now you want to make sure anyone you share it with doesn't inadvertently change cells that shouldn't be changed. After finishing above, we are restricted to editing the protected cells.
And then all cells which contain formulas have been locked and protected. I write a sample for your reference: You can create a new workbook and unlock cell A1 manaully, close the workbook after saving it. I want to lock some cells in spreadsheet programatically. . This means that the cells are ready to be locked when you protect the workbook or worksheet. Can we please have an update on the progress of the feature? These are the cells you want to allow users to edit when the worksheet is protected.
If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact. I have designed a web part. Click Permissions to open dialog box: 4. In your image this would mean a extra click. I first select the cels B2:E6, F2:I6, B7:E11, F7:I11 and then over that selection I select B2:J12. When I click on 'Permissions' in 'Allow users to Edit Ranges' I type in a person and since we're not connected to Active Directory there is no way for the system to actually grant these permissions.
. Then use this code to lock the sheet with a password. Now I have to do this in steps, as the latest selection B2:J12 deselects the previous selections. Note that you can select multiple, non-contiguous cells by pressing Ctrl+Left-Click. Here's to an Office alternative surpassing your software in terms of quality and value proposition. As it stands, most commands cannot be completed on overlapping sections, such as copy, insert, delete, filter, remove duplicates, sort, etc.
If there are multiple sheets needed to protect and allow users to sort and filter, you can apply Protect Worksheet utility of Kutools for Excel to protect multiple sheets at one time. In the dialog box, choose Protection, then untick the box that says 'Lock'. 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. All I want them to do is fill in the ledger with the purchase dollars. And all my formulas are protected.
Editor's Note: This tutorial was written for Excel 2016, but still applies to modern versions of Excel. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place. For example, in a budget worksheet, you may want to allow changes only in the cells where you enter the budgeted amounts. This will show you if you have the latest version available to you. I have uninstalled and re-installed the software and it is the same issue. Alternatively, if you have too many criteria to do this, you could store your source list on a separate sheet, then hide that sheet.
. Given below are the steps to protect your sheet. Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question. Regards, Sarah Thu 5 Oct 2017: Automatically marked as resolved. Our developers strive to capture Microsoft users' ideas and are working hard to create a more powerful and easy to use product. I have a Table with several columns and lots of rows.