Protect The Workbook

Feb 15, 2010

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

Jan 21, 2008

I have a workbook with 8 sheets. I have hidden two of the sheets and want to lock the rest from people editing, and stop them from unhiding the hidden sheets

I go to tools>protection > protect workbook

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?

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Range ("AM52")
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Is there a way to protect/hide in just one step so my sheet of passwords can't be seen by an intruder?

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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 ...

I could use the -unprotect "password"- on load when macros are enabled but this will only work if the spreadsheet was originally protected and is never saved again. This is a problem because this workbook will be given to others and will be saved time and time again.

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Code:
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I normally use:

Code:
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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

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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.

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Example:

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Title = "Password" ' Set title.
Default = " " ' Set default.
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Dim i As Integer
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