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.
Is there a button to protect a workbook in the same way that you can protect sheets? For example, I don't want a user to be able to touch any locked cells and there's multiple worksheets in this workbook. Do I have to go to each worksheet and protect them or is there a button to protect all worksheets at once?
How can I protect by workbook from ex-employees and the competition from using (I am aware of the weak security measures Excel offers, but something is better than nothing)? Each worksheet is password protected to slow down novice Excel users. However, ex-employees know the password. I was thinking if there was a way to have a changing password (which only a couple people would know) or have the worksheet look for a hidden file on our network, that one of these methods (or another) might work.
I'm trying to protect my workbook from having people around the office from changing the formatting -- I need standard fonts, outline on the cells, etc. Is there a way for me to protect the formatting, but still keep the cells open and editable for new and updated information?
I have a workbook that contains a series of macros designed to compare various reports and spit out a report. I don't want my users to have to insert a password, but I want to keep my workbook protected. I've already protected the macros in the VBA Properties, so those are pretty safe, but the worksheets in the workbook are susceptible to changes that will hose my macros.
Setting the workbook to "Read Only" in Properties on our shared drive helps, but any user can change that at will. Within Excel, going to Options, Security, I can set a password so no-one can modify that workbook, but that pops up a password box when they open the workbook. I'd like to NOT have the password box pop up unless I need to make changes. Is there a way to do that? I've looked on the internet but can't find a solution on this one.
How to protect multiple sheets in a workbook and not having to protect them 1 by 1. I have copied and pasted all the different macro's/visual basic script that has been posted for that purpose, but I can't get it to work and I'm always getting an error. The error from visual basic says "compile error: invalid outside procedure" and then the visual basic screen shows the following:
Range ("AM52") If Ans >= 0 Then "+."
It does not like the "AM52" part because it is highlighted in the error message.
Also, the error I get from recording my own macro step by step is "Run time error 40036" from visual basic.
I've stored all my on-line passwords (about 50 of them) in one sheet in an Excel workbook. I want to protect it so that if somebody somehow got access to it, they couldn't see the sheet, much less change anything.
I tried Tools/Protection/Protect Sheet and Tools/Protection/Protect Workbook, using a secret password. Then, nobody could change the data -- but they could still see it.
So then I hid the columns first, and then protected the sheet -- which did the trick. But that seems pretty cumbersome, because it involves two steps for me to open it up (unprotecting and then unhiding).
Is there a way to protect/hide in just one step so my sheet of passwords can't be seen by an intruder?
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.
So, I had a vision :-) .... function 'before save' , protect the sheet using -protect "password"- , allow the sheet to save, and then unprotect back using 'unprotect "password"' so you can continue using - BUT, the problem with this is now I have created an endless loop in theory, because after it unprotects it would want to re-save again because it changed
i'm looking for a vba code to solve the following problem a .xlsm workbook, the protect workbook passwork is known as "111111", the VBA project password is "222222", and how to write vba code to insert a new sheet, suppose the workbook has three worksheet, now using vba code to unprotect workbook, and auto insert a newsheet, then protect workbook again, whcih the password remains as "111111" using a commondbutton to do this, everytime you click, insert a new sheet.
Sheet Names: 1) PasswordPage - - I would like this to be the page where a user needs to type in their password. If it is correct, their own worksheet would display. 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
I would like to ensure that noone else see's anyone else's sheet unless they know the appropriate password, as each individual sheet contains sensitive information.
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.
My question relates more to, How do I hide/ password protect each sheet as outlined above? I assume I must use visual basic, however I am not very familar with it.
How to protect or lock their spreadsheets after certain date.
My question is how to protect or lock workbooks before certain date?
I have individual woorkbooks for each week in a calendar year saved in one folder.
Is there any way that I can protect them from either being opened or if opened than not be able to save anything in them until one week before the calendar week they are designed for (or whatever date I wish to set)?
I have to use vbscript to add a password to an excel file i'm generating on the fly. I can't use the "Save As" option. Is there any other way I can do this? I need it to prompt the user before any data is displayed.
I am trying to add a command button that will set a custom view, password protect all worksheets, and finally password protect the entire workbook structure. The code I am using will correctly set the view and add the password to the worksheets, but it will not apply the password to the workbook structure. What do I need to add?
protect all the sheets. I would want the password box to popup whenever, the excel file is opened unless the proper password is entered the sheets file should remain deactivated and when the password is entered it should be displayed as "*".
On opening a workbook (XL2003) I want users to enter a password which will give them read Only permissions or access to the whole book. I do not want use the "save as" option it is not suitable for my needs & here is why. I have about 10 staff who need to fill in timesheets using XL SS on a public folder on the server. The staff need full access to file & management such as myself only need to view (read only) the timesheet without the ability to change data. Using the "save as" function the staff need to input 2 passwords.
The staff (in general) are not overly computer literate so I was hoping to be able to write code so that on Workbook_Open event only one password is entered and depending on the password gives the user full access or readonly access. This will also save management having to remember different passwords for read only access to different staff timesheet files & will give crude protection to the files.
Private Sub Workbook_Open() Dim Message, Title, Default, Password As String Message = "Enter your password" ' Set prompt. Title = "Password" ' Set title. Default = " " ' Set default. ' Display message, title, and default value. Password = InputBox(Message, Title, Default) If Password = "test" Then Workbook.ReadOnly = True Else Workbook.ReadOnly = False End If
Error occur on "Workbook.ReadOnly" lines . I also want to put an errorchecking code for invalid passwords. Again, I know I can use the "save as" option but that is not what I need.
I have placed a workbook on a network drive. This workbook contains sensitive information and I would like to protect it to a "feasible" degree. I have written the following code
Private Sub Workbook_Open() Dim userid As String, valid_userid As String Dim i As Integer valid_userid = "MISI01/" userid = GetUserName() userid = UCase(userid) & "/" i = InStr(1, userid, valid_userid) If i = 0 Then MsgBox ("You are not authorised to use this workbook") ActiveWorkbook.Close False Exit Sub End If 'create menu when workbook opens Call Module1.CreateMenu("") Call Modul1.check_filedate("") ' This will disable the user from moving, renaming etc the sheets ActiveWorkbook.Protect Structure:=True, Windows:=False End Sub
As can be seen from the above code, I check if the current userid is one of those that are valid to open the workbook. If not the idea is to tell them and close the workbook immediately (this bit isn't tested yet). This code is not supposed to be hacker proof, but to prohibit the casual user from reviewing the the data.
I'm trying to protect the contents of columns in multiple sheets in a workbook. I've tried to group the columns ( - months, i.e. sept, oct, nov 09 through to march 10) but when I go to Protection options the 'sheet' protection option is not available, all I can do is protect or unprotect the entire workbook.
I've also tried to protect the workbook, but individually set the specific columns in each sheet to be protected (repetitious but seemingly unavoidable), but this doesn't work well either as there's now a mix of a protected workbook and protected columns, both with individually set passwords to unprotect... which seems a bit silly.
There must be a way around this? - the columns are H, J, K and L, and the entire contents of the summary sheet '2009-10 Financial Year'... basically I'd like to be able to protect all of the contents of all of the cells here, ideally just with one password.
Okay, I have this code and it works very well - but it only works if my WORKBOOK is unprotected. I know how to Unprotect then Protect an ActiveSheet, but I can't figure out how to Unprotect then Protect my workbook when the macro runs..
Sub BLM_RENAME_SHEET() Dim WS As Worksheet Application.ScreenUpdating = False For Each WS In ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets
I am trying to create a way to protect and unprotect all sheets and the worbook by means of a Userform pop up interface.
I have managed to create the Userform but what the code will look like and where to place the VBA code that will make it work, Also i would like to automatically save the sheet/s as i switch between them. so that any updates made to the sheet will be automatically saved when i move to the next sheet and also when i protect or close the workbook.
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.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() ActiveSheet.Unprotect "rainforest" Columns("O:O").Select Selection.AutoFilter Selection.AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:=">0", Operator:=xlAnd ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.PrintOut Copies:=1, Collate:=True Selection.AutoFilter Field:=1 Selection.AutoFilter ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True _ , AllowSorting:=True, AllowFiltering:=True End Sub
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.
I make excel file that contains certain formulas and graphs. Now I wonder is that a way for protect that file so it can be used only on specific cumputer, so if someone copy that file and paste it on their computer file will not work properly