I have a worksheet where there are a few columns. The columns involved in my problem is Column A and B. So the users open the worksheet and they change the values of column A. Column B has a vlookup formula and if the value of column A is changed than column B automatically changes its value as well (vlookup).
My problem is that the users of this file are not experienced computer peoples so, sometimes (by accident) they change the value of column B (deleting the formula). I tried to set the protection for column B.... but then it will not allow any change (vlookup will not work) to the cells in column B. So my question is that how can I allow the users to see the values in column B but not to edit it..and also let excel to let the formula to change the values of column B (if column A value is changed)?
I am trying to Protect a Sheet to lock the width of just one column. Does the lock apply to all the columns in the worksheet or can it apply to a single column only. I can't seem to get this to lock just one column-if it is possible.
Is it possible to have multiple passwords for a column based on text entered. I was hoping to use it as a form of digital signature. Eg if I wanted to enter my initals KP I would have to enter password assigned to KP, if a staff member entered their initials "AB" they would have to enter password assigned to that.
I have a macro that copies the contents of a cell, and pastes it into the the first blank cell of a range. Its important that the entire sheet is protected, but the macro won't allow the paste function because of the protection.
Is there a VBA code to unprotect the sheet, run the copy/paste macro, then protect the sheet again. THe problem is I would prefer the protection to use a password, as I don't want the user to simply unprotect the sheet from the menu bar.
I know how to protect VB code (e.g. Protection tab of VBAProjectProperties), however I would like to know how to embed code to stop the user from accessing the Macro (via Run Macro).
I understand you can do this by adding "Private" to the subroutine, however, is there some code I could add into a macro/connecting to a button, that would enable the user to protect the sheet (without needing to manually type private within the Module subroutine)?
I'm trying to protect my project so that others can't unhide a sheet I have tagged as veryhidden within VB.
I followed these steps: 1. Select project in the projects window 2. choose Tools 3. Project Properties 4. Protection tab 5. checked lock porject for viewing 6. entered passwords twice 7. clicked ok and saved
On another file this has worked perfectly as I wanted it to.
However on another very large file with multiple VB projects it is not "taking" on the project I need it to.
I can open the file, the VB project and change the setting on any sheet I need to without entering a password.
I have a scoresheet with 60 contestants. Each contestant takes up 7 rows, the first six of which are hidden to start with and I have put macros in the adjoining column so that when they are clicked, the full 7 rows open up and the table of scores can be entered, When entry is complete for that contestant, a further macro when clicked will close up the 6 rows, leaving just the main line (line 14) with the No, Name, “OPEN” macro and other Totals in adjoining columns.
The sheet works fine, but as many people will use this programme, I need to protect the sheets against mistaken entries etc., and as soon as I protect it, the macros wont work and throw up a “unable to set the property of a hidden range class, run time error 1004. I don’t want to leave the sheet unprotected, can anyone advise me where I am going wrong.
I am also trying to find a way to validate “time taken” entries so that they can only be input as minutes and seconds in the format of 09.56, within a range of 00.01 – 10.00. Not having any success with this as it keeps converting the data into something like a date.
On my worksheet i am using advanced filters to view the data in the sheet. But when I protect the sheet they do not work, I have unlocked those particular cells (Row 1). But it still does not allow the use of the advanced filter when the sheet protection is on.
I use the following piece of code to show/hide certain worksheets in a workbook. To access the hidden sheets, a command button runs the code. It works very well, except that the password is openly displayed in the message box (as opposed to returning asterisks for the typed characters).
Sub togglesheets() Dim Ws As Worksheet Dim strPassword As String strPassword = InputBox("Enter Password") If strPassword "Password" Then MsgBox "Wrong Password": Exit Sub Application.ScreenUpdating = False For Each Ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets If Ws.Name = "Apr-Sep" And Ws.Visible = xlSheetVisible Then Ws.Visible = xlSheetVeryHidden
ElseIf Ws.Name = "Apr-Sep" And Ws.Visible = xlSheetVeryHidden Then Ws.Visible = xlSheetVisible End If..............
This is something someone asked me and told me it's possible without VBA. I don't know if it is. I'm sure if it is possible, someone here would definitely know!
I have workbook, which I can not protect. It's sort of a template, so is used again and again with different data. It's accessible to many users. However, I don't want any changes in that workbook once it is closed.
For example, a user opens the workbook, he makes changes in the data, takes the outputs and uses it somewhere else. Now, when he closes it, it should revert back to the same as it was when it was opened. Even if the user saves it and closes, it should remain the same.
Is there a function of formula in Excel that will show me which cells are protected. I have a worksheet that needs certain cells to be protected. I don't know how i can get on good look to see if the are all protected.
Is there a conditional formatting formula possible.
Is there any way I can protect my sheets properly..? I know you can use Tools > Protection.. but I've found (and used, for good, not evil!) macros on the web that will crack these in seconds. Is there any way I can disable the 'Tools' menu so that other users can't load these password crackers?
It is my understanding that the autofilter should still work on a protected sheet, but despite all of my efforts I have not been able to make this work. I have tried adjusting the settings on the protection to allow filters, formatting, and everything else I could think of all to no avail.
What am I missing here? This is the same on several different spreadsheets that I have put together.
I need to protect excel file. I have search vba codes and tried to combine : 1. Must enable macro on open 2. Input user id and password 3. Disable cut, copy, paste and print but not work. user : test password : 1 Details as per attachment
I have a workbook with several spreadsheets in it. My 1st sheet is a summary sheet, the rows represents the sum total find each worksheet, normally i will just clk on the cell in the summary sheet and clk on the worksheet i need and clk on the total.
It always worked but suddenly won't respond. When i put= in a cell in the summary sheet and clk on the sum total of the other worksheets, it won't clk, it's like it has been frozen. I unlocked the cell protection but it still won't respond when i clk on any cells on the worksheets.
I have tried Tools/Options/Security Password to modify, but it can still be saved as a copy to the network which becomes very confusing to many. If I use Tools/Potect Sheet, I need to re-enter the password for all sheets twice. I am trying have it so that everyone is read only, select people can edit (with same password). Password protect all sheets and the workbook with the same password everytime when the workbook is closed
Basically 2 questions
1) Is there a way of remembering a password so that when the workbook is closed it and all sheets are automatically protected with the same password every time
2) Is it possible to have it not copied unless it is opened by an editor
When I protect the entire sheet, I can click in a cell and see what's in it, when I protect just a portion of the sheet, I can only click in the unprotected cells. Is this an Excel thing, or am I doing something wrong when protecting? I would like to see what the formula is in the cell when protected, but I can't click on the cell, what's the deal?