Can't unprotect sheet in Excel 2K
Posted on 2004-04-07
I have an Excel workbook with sheets and the project protected by passwords to prevent people from putting data in the wrong place, which would prevent its extraction using a corresponding VB application.
One of the macros is set up to run when a worksheet is activated. First it unprotects the sheet, then it formats and copies summary information from one of the other worksheets, and finally it protects the sheet again.
At the moment, however, when I try to select that worksheet I get:
Run-time error '1004':
Method 'Unprotect' of object '_Worksheet' failed
Being a reasonable guy, I went to look at the code, using (of course) Tools -> Macro -> Visual Basic Editor
But it won't let me look at the project's code, because it's password protected. I only get a "Project is Locked" "Project unviewable" error.
I can't remember for the life of me where it is I enter the password to view this stuff. Furthermore, if I'm back in Excel looking at the worksheet that didn't run its macros, the cells remain locked, as expected. I go to Tools -> Protection to unprotect the sheet and I see that the only option I have available is Protect Shared Workbook... Both Unprotect Sheet and Protect Workbook are disabled.
What's going on here? I remember the password for this silly thing, I just can't come up with a place to enter it!
Any help would be most appreciated.