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Excel - XSL protect/password

Posted on 2007-10-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18
Does anyone know if during an excel transform via xsl sheet, is it possible to add the protect params and a password?

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by:Geert Bormans
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I assume the answer is "no"
The idea behind transformation to XML is to open up the spreadsheet for use in other applications
encrypting only works on the binary excel format
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jkmyoung earned 525 total points
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When you try to save a password protected sheet to xml, excel explicitly forbids it.
If the file is in xml format it cannot be password protected in any way. (range, worksheet, workbook)

I figure the reason is, anybody with a text-editing tool could simply edit out the password protection section.

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