Protect Sheet/tab Names
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.
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Summary Sheet Of Sheet Tab Names
Iíve had a look through the forum and on some of the guides/FAQ but thanks to my ineptitude I have been unable to adapt any of the examples to my specific situation.
What Iím after is this: I need to create a summary sheet for a work book with a variable number of tabs. All I need the summary sheet to do is to make a table of the name of the tab and then cell A17. How would I go about doing this and is it possible to save this macro to my machine/all workbooks instead of just the one?
Create Workbooks & Save-Name By Sheet Tab Names
Every month I work on an audit that has data from 35 different distributors. I have code below that puts each distributors audit/sales information on a new tab and each new tab is given the distributors name. This also creates a new workbook for each distributor.
When the new workbooks are created, how can I name each workbook with the distributor name it's being created for? Is it possible to predefine a file path to where these new workbooks will be saved?
The distributor names I'm using are in column AF.
'The code below creates and names a new tab for each members info
Dim ws1 As Worksheet
Dim wsNew As Worksheet
Dim rng As Range
Dim r As Integer
Dim c As Range
Set ws1 = Sheets("Sheet1")
Set rng = Range("Database")
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'set up Criteria Area
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I attach an example worksheet with the code I have thus far.
In my workbook I have other sheets, one of which changes and updates a specific one each time a new client's data is entered on said other sheet. Because I want to save the specific client's data and not lose it when another client's stuff is entered on this other sheet, I copy the sheet where the data is summarised (I called this sheet "Sheet to Copy From") to a newly inserted sheet and use Paste Special, Values Only to change all functions /f ormulae / Links ect to values.
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I then use this sheet name / cell value to polulate a range on another sheet (Next Empty Cell) as a Hyperlink to the newly created sheet above. This sheet I called "Table of Contents".
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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.
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ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.PrintOut Copies:=1, Collate:=True
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My Thread title should have read covert code TO run on all worksheets with same word in Name. I have had a look at some other pieces of code in this forum but they are quite the same as I want to do....I have tried a few things but each time I get an error ...so for sure I am not modifying the code quite right, I ahve been missing something for what I now want it to do. So I wonder if someone could Please review these two pieces of code...they of course are both for running on just one worksheet in a wookbook.
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For i = 16 To 21
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Which I can do fine.
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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.
Protect The Sheet
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.
You Cannot Use This Command On A Protect Sheet....
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,
How can I unprotect it, whilst keeping it very hidden, so that users can still add data via a combo list?
Macro To Protect All But One Sheet
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
Protect Sheet Name From Being Changed
Can you protect a sheet name from being changed by a user?
Can you protect a sheet from being deleted by a user?
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!
Protect - Unprotect The Sheet
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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.
Protect The Sheet With Password
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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.
Protect Portion Of Sheet
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....
Data List / Protect Sheet
I'd like to protect Excel Worsheet and use the function from Menu Data -> List. The problem is that when I protect the Worksheet the option for new row is not appearing. Although I select all CheckBoxes and allow Sort, Insert Row, Insert Column, Select locked cells, Select unlocked cells etc...
p.s. Excel 2003
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I Need to protect some cells from being Changed or deleted, if i protect the whole sheet there are some cells that need to be changed using the formatting bar I.e borders, colours, font- colour, Merged cells.
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I'm trying to protect a sheet so that it can be unhidden only if you know the password.
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Select Locked Cells
Select Unlocked Cells
But these are ticked as a default.
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This question is related to my post here:
When you protect a worksheet via VBA then unprotect it the conventional way via: Tools>Protection>Unprotect Sheet. Why is it when you unprotect a worksheet in this way Excel does not ask you for a Password. You simpy only have to select Unprotect Sheet and the sheet is unprotected which for me kinda defeats the object.
VBA Code Not Working When I Protect The Sheet
I have used the below code to make hide/unhide some columns in my excel sheet. It works fine. Now, I need to protrect the sheet except the coloured cells. So I unlocked the cell by clicking the property of the colored cells & then did this :- tools- protection-Protect sheet - protect unlocked cells. But after protecting this sheet the macro code of hiding/unhiding of the columns are NOT WORKING & Errors is coming. I have used the below code:-
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Workbook Enable Macro Protect / Unprotect The Sheet
I need a macro that I can have in any workbook enabling me to protect / unprotect the workbook that I have currently opened with a set password (let say "Password")
I would link this macro to a button in excel 2002. I have try the following but it doesnt work
Would it be possible that the button (first) works (second) understand whether or not protect / unprotected and do the opposite?
Activeworkbook.protect password:="password", structure:=FALSE, Windows:=false
I have tried (All by trial and error) to modify a macro i found on this board. The only thing i need to do now is to have the selected data go to a sheet tab of the same name.
The row currently gets sent to ("Sheet3") because the code tells it to. All of the values in col F are names, if some one could modify that bit of the code so that it it goes to the right place ie the name tab that would be great.
spends a lot of time copying and pasting data.
I have put the code below so you can see what i am on about.
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim LR As LongIf Target.Column = 5 Then LR = Sheets("Sheet3").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).row Target.EntireRow.Resize(, 7).Copy Destination:=Sheets("Sheet3").Range("A" & LR+1) Application.EnableEvents = False Application.EnableEvents = TrueEnd IfEnd Sub
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A B C D
John Smith64676076:02 AM6:13 AM
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John Smith64676076:13 AM7:25 AM
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Change Sheet Tab Name When Cell Changes
Automatically Change Sheet Tab Name With Cell is listed below for convenience
$A$2 contains a formula...the code doesnt work on a formula. if i overwrite the formula, THEN the code works and the sheet tab is named to whatever i type in the cell
but how do i make it work with a formula? ...