Set Protection Using VBA

Aug 10, 2006

I tried the following code and it doesn't work:

Sub Macro2()
Selection.Locked = True
Selection.FormulaHidden = False
Range(Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row & "A300").Select
Selection.Locked = False
Selection.FormulaHidden = False
Selection.Locked = False
Selection.FormulaHidden = False
End Sub

I want to be able to unlock all cells after the last cell that has data in column A down to row 300. Also need to unlock cells AE11:AG300. What's wrong with my code?

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Run-time Error '50289' :: Project Protection / Module Protection / Module Visibility

Aug 18, 2004

I recieve an error :

Run-time error '50289':
Can't perform operation since the project is protected.

When i try and run my code.

The code does add parts to modules and workbook events, but I need the code to be protected.

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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.

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Nov 1, 2008

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)?

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Nov 5, 2008

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Dec 18, 2009

I have set up a workbook containing 15 sheets. 12 of them are named Jan to Dec. I KNOW how to protect each one, but is it possible to protect all twelve in one go?

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May 2, 2007

I have a worksheet that I want to protect, but when I use the protect worksheet command on the tools menu, it renders all of my VBA useless.

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Oct 8, 2008

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)?

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Feb 12, 2009

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:
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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.

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May 22, 2006

I have a scoresheet with 60 contestants. Each contestant takes up 7 rows,
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in adjoining columns.

The sheet works fine, but as many people will use this programme, I need to
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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.

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Jul 23, 2007

On my worksheet i am using advanced filters to view the data in the sheet.
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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).

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Dim Ws As Worksheet
Dim strPassword As String
strPassword = InputBox("Enter Password")
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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.

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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?

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there will be 3 sheets with reports to be printed too.

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I have a workbook and i have spent time protecting all the formula cells and allowing user to only be able to select unlocked cells (so they can quickly tab to where they need to input info).

I have lots of codes running and always use Activesheet=unprotect If i am modifying protected cells and then at the end of the code i put back the activesheet=protect.


When i transfer this book to another machine or to someone else to run it on their machine - ALL of my protection GOES OUT THE WINDOW

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If so - how do i get it back to modify state when i want to edit it?

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Aug 25, 2008

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What am I missing here? This is the same on several different spreadsheets that I have put together.

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I have at average 10 sheets in one workbook. I have to protect 9 workbooks.

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Apr 25, 2006

I'm running a macro on Workbook Opening that checks to see if the sheet is protected, and if it is, unprotect it. I have used the code (simplified):

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I need to protect excel file. I have search vba codes and tried to combine :
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password : 1
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I am trying to protect my file with a password which does not contain capital letters and contains less than 12 characters.

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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.

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I realise that they are not the most secure things anyway but the people who are going to using this will mess around enough to try and unprotect the sheet but if they were to be promted for the password they would stop looking.

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