Protect Sheet/tab NamesSep 24, 2006
Just wondering if there is a way to prevent users from changing tab/ sheet names in a workbook? Either via sheet protection (I couldn't find any option) or using code.
Just wondering if there is a way to prevent users from changing tab/ sheet names in a workbook? Either via sheet protection (I couldn't find any option) or using code.
I have a sheet that is password protected. I have this code attached to a command button. It will unlock the worksheet, autofilter it, print it, unfilter it, and password protect the sheet again. However it is protecting it without a password. I need to have it protected with the password so that someone will not be able to just go to tools to unprotect the sheet.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Selection.AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=">0", Operator:=xlAnd
ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.PrintOut Copies:=1, Collate:=True
ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True _
, AllowSorting:=True, AllowFiltering:=True
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Want to ensure my code will work if the user changes the sheet name.
Two part question:
1) I'm relatively new to arrays, but what I need to do is generate a list of file names and the sheets within each one. I would like to use an array for this, but since I don't have much experience.... well....that's why I'm here. Can someone point me in the right direction?
2) And the second part of this.... I was planning on using the FileSystemObject to determine the files in a selected folder and loop through that list of files, opening each one and harvesting the required info (file name and all sheet names). Should I use the FSO or is there something built into Excel that might be better (and also limit the number of dependencies for this little "project" of mine).
Is it possible to produce a list on a new worksheet of all sheet names and their their internal names within a workbook?
If so I would like the tabbed name's to begin in say A2 with the corresponding internal name in B2.
I am using Excel 2010 and I have a password protected workbook with password protected sheets that uses several macros. Most of them, in order to run, have to un-protect the sheet and then re-protect it again. This has been accomplished easily enough by adding ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:= "mypassword" and ActiveSheet.Protect Password:= "mypassword" to the appropriate places in the script. All of my macros, which do various things like sorting and moving data, deleting blank rows, displaying dialog boxes containing warning messages etc. run fine.
My problem is this: when I password protect the sheets manually, I have checked the following options in the "Protect Sheet" dialog box. Under "Allow users of this worksheet to" I have checked 1)Select unlocked cells and 2)Format cells. After entering my password and closing the dialog box my sheet is protected, but I can edit cells in the manner my allowances permit. However, once I run any of the macros that un-protect and re-protect the sheet, I remain able to select and edit unlocked cells (practically, for my purposes, this means that I can input data which will appear in the default font size and color of the sheet) but I cannot format cells (which, practically, for my purposes would allow me to occasionally change the font color and size of the data). Naturally, after running a macro, the other cell-formatting options are unavailable to me as well. Is there any way to get my manual selections to remain in place after running a macro that functions as mine do? Or is there any way to make my manual selections the default settings for a protected sheet?
I want a sheet to copy and paste into another worksheet, I have that code and its working fine, but what I also want to do is for the sheet to be protected,so the code would be, copy, unlock, paste, lock, save.
Here is the code I have so far. I know i have to include ActiveSheet.Unprotect "passowrd" ActiveSheet.Protect "password", but I dont know where to include that last part of the code.
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My user form has a line of code that protects the sheets and does not allow any changes and selection of cells. It worked great on my personla computer.
Running the file on another computer the code does not protect the sheet. The strange thing is that if I go the Tools>Protection> the options is set to Unprotect. That measn that the code actually has protected the sheet but I am still able to make chages. If I manually unprotect and again protect the sheet, it is protected till the time close the file and open it again.
Excel file 1 has:
Sheet 1: Account numbers and balances
Sheet 2: Mapping information detailing what account in file 1 is to go to a different account number in file 2.
Excel file 2 has:
Lots of sheets where information is to be keyed in.
This is a very manual process with lots of data entry to input into accounting forms I send to our head office. The "file 2" has sheet protection on all sheets so that formats, data, columns etc etc cannot be altered and only certain fields updated.
I think I have successfuly written my scripts to loop through the account values and map those to all spots in all sheets they are referenced to on the mapping document, however I am getting an error message that the "cell or chart you are trying to change is protected and therefore read-only".
Basically I look through the sheet and look for my mapping code, if that matches, I add the balance to the exisitng value of the cell, in the next column.
i.e. if B2 has the corresponding code I will add the balance to the current value of cell C2.
This is an extract of the code where I am looking up the sheet:
Dim ws As Worksheet
For Each ws In Sheets
If Left(ws.Name, 2) "OP" Then
Dim rg As Range
Dim cl As Range
Set rg = Range("A1:IV65536")
For Each cl In rg
If ActiveCell.Locked = False Then
If cl = kessanid Then
cl.Offset(0, 1).Value = acctvalue
It may be that because the sheet is protected as a whole nothing can be done but I was hoping that because I am going to the specific cell which allows input I should be able to do this.
I am using the following code to protect/unprotect a sheet in a tool that i am working on, which seems to work great. It unprotects the sheet runs the code inbetween the two liens of code and then protects the sheet again.
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password = "mypassword"
ActiveSheet.Protect Password = "mypassword"
The issue I am having is if i want to go in and edit the sheet without running the code it will not let me. When I go in and type the password to unprotect it says it is invalid. I have typed it exactly how the code reads. I have even tried including the quotes but no luck.
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1) I need to have code to protect the sheet that my user form is writing to. In other words, when the information from the user form is populated to the sheet, I want that sheet protected by a password that I set where I can unlock it, but no one else can.
2) I need to protect my VBA code with a password, I do not know how to do this, I have looked everywhere. I do however think this is something simple and I will kick myself once I find out where it is.
I'm trying to protect a sheet so that it can be unhidden only if you know the password.
This is because I have a macro that updates some of the cells and there are some people (and only those) that should be able to access it quickly and easily. -> can't use VeryHidden or cell lock.
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macro, so it protects the sheet with a password as "Sausage"
' RATIFY1 Macro
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I have a very hidden Worsheet called DropList. On open all worksheets are protected.
When I run a Macro that calls on a value from DropList or adds a value to it I get an error message:
"Run time Error '1004"
You cannot use this command on a protect sheet.... "
In the DropList worksheet I have selected all cells and have unlocked them.
I need to keep this workbook very hidden,
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I have an Excel 2003 file available to all employees on a network. There are three sheets. Two sheets are protected with passwords and users can not enter any data on them. They are used to hold data needed by the third sheet.
The third sheet (named FORM) is for user input. FORM has a majority of the cells protected with a password. Users can enter information, save the file, print the sheet, or make duplicates of the sheet. The sheet contains data validations, conditional formatting, and formulas.
I have some VBA which acts on all the sheets (even those which users might have inserted) making them visible (very hidden) or not. When a user opens the file (whether for the first time or after adding sheets), I always want them to have FORM unhidden. I have VBA to do this but what if a user changes the name of the sheet? CRASH!
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Anyways i would like to protect this spreadsheet but using the TOOLS | Protection method gets me the following message when i try to refresh my query
I have a worksheet where the users need to enter time. I have a macro that captures the time when the user hits Ctrl + t
What I want now is a code which protects the cell after entering the time with Ctrl + t.
I tried to do it, but my macro only works when I don't set any passwords to protect the sheet. How can I pass the password to the code and protect the sheet after the code to capture the time is being executed.
I find the protection options of Excel confusing. I have a pivot table. Alonside it our a few formula columns. I want to protect only the columns outside the pivot but can not get it to work. I tried this:
1) Highlight entire sheet
2) Format Cells Protection - remove checkmark from: Lock Cells
3) Highlight 4 rows outside pivot
4) Format Cells Protection - place checkmark in Lock Cells
5) Tools Protection Sheet - supply password
The result is that the 4 columns outside the pivot are indeed locked BUT SO IS THE PIVOT...ie you can not utlize the dropdowns!
It must have something to do with the pivot, on a regular sheet (no pivot) it works fine. Further if, while Protecting the sheet, I click the: allow Pivot table reporting box, then it allows dropdown usage but blows up as soon as you select something with an error about not being able to redisplay selected itemsbecause of protection being on....
Greetings I have a workbook with many sheets and i want a macro to protect all the worksheets with certain settings except for one sheet, sheet 3.
I have borrowed some code from this page that I cannot get to work and I would appreciate any help. the code should also have an if statement that unprotects sheet 3 but i don't know how to do that either. I just get syntax errors
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim wSheet As Worksheet
For Each wSheet In Worksheets
wSheet.Protect Password:="secret", DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:= _
False, AllowFormattingCells:=True, AllowFormattingColumns:=True, _
AllowFormattingRows:=True, AllowInsertingRows:=True, AllowDeletingRows:= _
.EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells
.EnableOutlining = True
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I tried Tools/Protection/Protect Sheet and Tools/Protection/Protect Workbook, using a secret password. Then, nobody could change the data -- but they could still see it.
So then I hid the columns first, and then protected the sheet -- which did the trick. But that seems pretty cumbersome, because it involves two steps for me to open it up (unprotecting and then unhiding).
Is there a way to protect/hide in just one step so my sheet of passwords can't be seen by an intruder?
This question is related to my post here:
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the protection setting allows you to leave individual cells unprotected however you still cannot change the border for example.
I'm looking to password protect the sheets in my workbook (using vba) but I can't seem to join this up with allowing users to edit scenarios.
If I record the protection I get this:
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I normally use:
I just need to combine the two. Adding the password before 'DrawingObjects' or at the end doesn't seem to work.
I have 5 sheets in my work book.
1) PasswordPage - - I would like this to be the page where a user needs to type in their password. If it is correct, their own worksheet would display.
2) Sally - - Hidden and protected, unless Sally types in correct password. Sally's password would be Summer
3) Vanessa - - Hidden and protected, unless Vanessa types in correct password. Vanessa's password would be Pluto
4) George - - Hidden and protected, unless George types in correct password. George's password would be Carpet
5) Alexander - - Hidden and protected, unless Alexander types in correct password. Alexander's password would be Lampost
I would like to ensure that noone else see's anyone else's sheet unless they know the appropriate password, as each individual sheet contains sensitive information.
I also plan to "protect" each sheet also, so that the Sally, Vanessa, George and Alexander cannot make changes to the formulas, etc. - - this I already know how to do.
My question relates more to, How do I hide/ password protect each sheet as outlined above? I assume I must use visual basic, however I am not very familar with it.
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p.s. Excel 2003
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