Stop Deleting Formula Cells Without Worksheet Protection
Sep 12, 2006
I'm protecting a spreadsheet with Excel 2000. For that i used the Excel functionality : Data -> " Validation"
Unfortunately, I can not protect the all sheet or workbook (Requirement). So even if the cells are protected by "Validation", any user can delete the cells using the key DELETE or BACKSPACE on the keyboard !
VBA Macro (which could be activate at each change on the sheet for example...) ? or if it's possible to avoid cells deleting with the "Validation" in the Excel Data menu ?
If it's a macro, it would do :
1 ) see if a user is pushing DELETE or BACKSPACE on the keyboard
2 ) see if the cell contains formulas
3 ) if yes, make a box appears to say that is not possible to delete this cell
I am looking for the code to keep certain cells from being rested on, they can be clicked on but in order for you to view the formula in the cell you have to hold down the mouse button otherwise it will move you over to the cell next to it. I was using another worksheet a while ago and was trying to view the formulas but when I clicked on the cells holding them it would move me to the next cell, the only way I could view them was to hold the mouse button down as soon as I would release it it would be gone! I do not want to protect the sheet, if there is another way to hide formulas I am open to all ideas!
I have a cell with data validation: list, that allows values contained in named range. I want to disallow to delete contents of this cell (with 'del' key, or when i edit cell, delete text and then press 'Enter'). Is it possible to do with formula or VBA
I have a few excel files in a common shared folder. I want to allow other users to access this folder to make changes in the worksheet but should never allow them to delete the file. How can i do this?
I've got a workbook that I'm currently designing and I've just realised that I need to delete a few sheets, paste in some new template sheets and rename them. The problem is, I've already completed my summary sheets and I don't want to have to redo the values. Essentially, I just want to (temporarily) turn off auto-updating of formulas when cells / sheets are changed/moved/deleted.
For practical purposes: I need to delete the sheet named "Jan", paste in a new sheet "MonthTemp", rename "MonthTemp" to "Jan" and have all my formulas not updated (e.g. still referencing "Jan" instead of "#REF!")
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 have a workbook where I need to protect the sheets with a password. However, for certain macros contained in the workbook to run the sheets need to be unprotected. I know the code to unprotect the sheet but the password is required. I do not want other users to know this password.
What I need is the code to protect a worksheet with a password. Then, when a macro runs, to unprotect without user having to enter the password and reprotect with the original password when the macro has completed its run. note: I am NOT looking for any form of password breaking code!!
However, I want allow some users (who know the password) to be able to unprotect the sheet if they need to edit it, then turn the protection back on after they are done. How can I make sure that they use my macro to protect the sheet with UserInterfaceOnly set to true, rather than the standard way to turn on protection? That is, is there a way I can prevent the user from being able to protect the sheet with the Tools->Protection->Protect Sheet menu item?
I have a spreadsheet which has extra worksheets at the end that the user can move around, if they need them.
Then i found out that users were adding there own sheets, so i protected the workbook, but i found out that this stops the user from moving the sheet.
Whats the easiest way probably using code to disable the worksheet functions, ie the ones that appear if you click on the tab (insert,delete,rename,move+copy,select all sheets etc) but still allow the user to move the sheet within the workbook
All my macros in Module 1 work OK when I password protect my Excel 2003 worksheet named: Data. The only code that does not work when I password protect my worksheet is the Private Sub shown below. If I do not use a password, it works OK. As soon as I enter a password to protect my worksheet, the code below no longer works.
In ThisWorkbook, the following code shows the password to be password. In reality, there is a different password.
I have a worksheet that has been designed to allow the user to enter data, in certain cells of the worksheet are formula to do automatic calculations as the user enters data. Here is my dilemia
a) I need the cells with the formula's to be locked so the user cannot delete or alter them. b) In cases there may be a case where rows will have to be deleted or inserted, depending on the data entered. c) The sheet needs to be protected to avoid the user from altering the sheet i.e. design etc.
I have found the problem is that i can lock out all the cells that i do not want the user to alter, and i can protect the worksheet and allow users to have certain edit right. But the problem i am facing is that when you have locked or protected cells on a wprksheet and you protect the sheet, then you can not delete or insert rows.
Is there a way that allows the sheet and formula to be locked, but also allow the user to delete or insert rows if they need.
Any way to transfer the sheet protection from one worksheet to another worksheet via VBA.
Currently, the user selects a name from a drop down list, it unhides a workbook of the same name, copies from that workbook, and places the copied information in an area of the sheet with the drop down list. I would like the protection settings (in this case, selectivly unlocked cells to allow users to easily tab through and not make changes to data that should not be changed) to be copied with this information. Is this possible?
I have a worksheet with lots of things going on... the end user needs access to the Name field, DOB field, all the scroll and form control option buttons in the 9-question sheet, and the macro-enabled reset button at the bottom. Formulas are sprinkled throughout the worksheet, in columns T through AC... option button links go to AA and AB.
I would like to protect the entire sheet so none of the fields, except where indicated above, could be selected or edited... but when I protect the sheet, I get errors when trying to use you form controls, and the formulas do not respond. And finally, when protected, I get a debug error on the reset macro.
I have a 2010 excel workbook with several locked worksheet (to which I manage the PW). I and another staff member manage different section of the macro but the other staff member doesn't have access to the locked areas.
Is there a way I can encrypt the password within VBA so it's not visible to the other staff member?
Locking the VBAProject doesn't work as the other staff member has to be able to edit his VBA section.
Many staff run the macro (via a button) and don't need to access the Macro and don't have access to the protected sheets.
I understand excel isn't ideal with PW protection for people wanting to bypass the protection and this isn't an issue.
how to protect a worksheet from editing and at the same time allow all data source links within the sheet to be refreshed? I need my users to be able to refresh all data links as required but not be able to change the worksheet in any other way.
I'm trying to set a cell so that it has a certain value based on other cell(s) information. I can put a formula into the cell to do that, but I also want to make the cell available for user input, preserving the formula should the user change their mind and delete their input.
Basically, it's a cell with a protected formula that can be overridden with user input, then if the user decides to take their input back out, the formula kicks back in.
I have set all cells in a worksheet to be protected. I then selected specific cells that are not protected. The problem is that cells A11:D29 except C13:C14 do not follow the protection rules in that I can edit them (but when I right click, I cannot format, just like they're protected). These cells are NOT part of the group that was selected to be unprotected. When I unprotect the sheet and check the protection setting for these oddball cells, it shows as protected. All other protected cells do not allow entry (which is what I want).
I have hidden columns on a sheet. I protect the sheet with a password before I send out the file to a 3rd party. However, it seems that all a user has to do is select the sheet cells, copy and paste onto another sheet or file. The protection is nonexistant and the user is able to unhide the columns.
Am I missing something? Is there a way to "really" protect a sheet so that a user is unable to unhide confidiential columns? Preferably a method without VBA code.