Protect The Workbook
Excel 2007. I have the workbook structure protected with a password. When I open the file, the worksheets are sized to file the normal Excel window space. When I email the spreadsheet to a customer who also has Excel 2007, the worksheets are small and she has to use the arrows to navigate.
We tried changing her view and that didn't work. She does not have the arrows available to resize the window. The only way I could fix it for her was to remove the workbook structure protection. I'm nervous about leaving it this way for our entire customer base as they could unhide hidden sheets and even delete them. Has anyone else experienced this? One more thing, customers that have an earlier version of Excel have not had this problem. This workbook is save as an .xls to be backward compatible.
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Locking Workbook :: Tools >protection > Protect Workbook
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After typing in the password this doesnt protect the workbook as i am still able to edit the cells.
how to lock the all sheets and stop them from being edited?
Protect The VBA Of Workbook
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How Do I Protect An Entire Workbook
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Protect Workbook No Password
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Unprotect A Workbook With VBA And Re-protect It When Saved
I want the excel spreadsheet to "BE Protected" in standard form, and only be "Unprotected" when macros are enabled -- BUT DONT JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS, hear me out, it gets deeper than that
If the user does not enable macros, I want the book to be protected. If they do enable macros, it becomes unprotected.... (On load is good enough, no need to be real-time)..... But, they can save the book, so it would no longer be protected , which is where my question comes in ...
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VBA Code To Password Protect Workbook
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Private Sub cmdReset_Click()
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Protect Workbook From Editing / Viewing
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Dim i As Integer
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userid = GetUserName()
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i = InStr(1, userid, valid_userid)
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Workbook Password Protect 2 Levels
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Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim Message, Title, Default, Password As String
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Default = " " ' Set default.
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I would link this macro to a button in excel 2002. I have try the following but it doesnt work
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Activeworkbook.protect password:="password", structure:=FALSE, Windows:=false
How To Protect Cells/columns In Multiple Sheets In A Workbook
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Merits Of VBA Protect Vs Non-Protect
I would like to protect the intellectual property of an application and have read differing opinions of the merits of protecting VBA code. What are the opinions of the experts on this forum? Are the password breaker programs so advanced that protecting code is a waste of time and only a hinderance to debugging and troubleshooting?
I am using MS Excel 2003 (11.5612) on XP.
I apologize if this topic has already been covered on this forum. I searched but did not find exactly what I was looking for. I am happy to review an old post if one exists.
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 Buttons ...
Dear sirs,with best regards,i have in attached example file some cells i have protected them by ( tools-protect ) which is the general way for protection,for special purpose i ask you kindly to help me by:
creating a buttons with macros to protect and unprotect the ( cells,columns,rows,and all the sheet) that i need to protect them, when i want to (protect or unprotect) i have to click these buttons.
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i have a sheet that i write the date in Column D ,
A B c D
code name amount date
1 123 nasser 12.333 01-04-2007
2 123 nasser 122.333 02-04-2007
3 123 nasser 122.333 03-04-2007
4 123 nasser 122.333 04-04-2007
5 123 nasser 122.333 05-04-2007
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Protect On Close
I've been given this before but unfortunately i lost a hard drive so all the codes i was given from folk on here have been lost.
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Protect The Sheet
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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.
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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.
Protect My Stuff
my worry now is to protect my program from being played with as a lot of people ,some not so bright ,have access to my sheet can i protect my sheet and still have the macros function.
I have the excel file where I have one protect sheet. But I need hide Message box which shows when I press key on cell, which is locked.
I tried set
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
in procedure Workbook_Open(), but it isn't solution.
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?
Protect Formula But Allow Input
I was wondering how you can protect a formula but still allow editing in the cell. Right now I have certain columns locked while allowing others to be edited. I have a formula in one column that needs to be edited if need be but if they make a mistake and hit delete then my formula disappears and it throws the whole sheet off. Is there a way to protect your formula maybe by putting it in a different cell that can be locked and referencing the cell where they can input?
Password Protect Worksheets
I am seeking a method of password protecting worksheets in a workbook. The users would all start on a sheet that has their names (A1 - A10) next to their names would be where they type in their password (B1 - B10). If their password is correct their assigned worksheet (Worksheet2) would be unlocked for editing.
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 Worksheet On Paste
I want to copy a protected cell from one file to another, and still preserve the protected properties. Currently, the copied cell will be unprotected.
I have a lead that I might need to override ctrl-c function to my own VB script.
How do we override ctrl-c function? What lines to put in VB file?
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!
Password Protect Tabs
I have one workbook with different Tabs that are tied to a master sheet. Different offices are respondable for entering their office information I was hoping instead of seperating the tabs into different workbooks and linking to the master, I could password protect each office tab. Can this be done?
Protect The Worksheet With Password
I had the thought that maybe it would be possible to have a worksheet that is not protected when saved but when it is opened there would be a sub-routine under Sub_Workbook Open that would step through each sheet and assign a random password. And when the workbook is saved it is saved without passwords again.
In this way there would be nothing for a password cracker to pick at. The only flaw I see would be that the password to open the VBA module would need to be static and this would open up the programming to change and remove. But wouldn't this be effective against most users who would only know about the utilities to open the passwords and not the programming behind excel.
Protect Sheets Using Macro ..
i use a macro to protect several sheets in a workbook.
When i protect the sheets, i only want to be able to cells and nothing else. How should i mdify the code below to do this? I tried record the macro and un checking the "select locked cells" box which is one of the only 2 boxes checked. It works, but then when i save the wb and re-open it it allows me to select locked cells.
Sheets("FF - WC").Select
ActiveSheet.PROTECT DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
Sheets("FF - UR").Select
ActiveSheet.PROTECT DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
Protect Non Active Sheets
I have a workbook that has a sheet for every day of the month (1 to 31).
When it opens it automatically activates the sheet for the day corresponding today.
What I'm missing is how to enable users to only update that sheet.
Example today is the 1st, sheet 1 should be unprotected but all others protected and off course tomorrow it should be sheet 2.
How To Protect The Worsksheet Name From Modification
I have an Excel template with 10 Worksheet(tabs). 8 of the sheets have predefined charts built based on the data in first 2 sheets. Through a web application user downloads data on the first 2 sheets. A macro is then executed (at the end of the download) to Update (through Macro) the charts in the remaining sheets and the sheets are password protected. The idea here is that user can generate predefined charts from the downloaded data but cannot modify any information. In addition to that user need an ability to add additional sheets to generate custom reports/charts.
So my requirement is to protect the 10 predefined sheets from modification including the modification of sheet name/deletion of sheet but allow user to add additional sheets. Protecting the workbook does not allow user to add additional sheets. Protecting individual sheets doesn't prevent user from renaming the sheet names.
Protect - Unprotect The Sheet
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.