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Posted on 2008-06-25
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I have disabled access to certain cells in a spreadsheet through a macro but it appears that the option to select the locked cells is still on.  What do I do to correct this?  I have attached my macro for reference.
If FormatCustomer Then

               Workbooks.Open Filename:="C:\my documents\Customers.xls"

               'Format IDs as General

               Range("C:C,E:E,F:F").Select

               Selection.NumberFormat = "General"

               'Set font to nine pitch

               Cells.Select

                    With Selection.Font

                    .Name = "Tahoma"

                    .Size = 9

                    .Strikethrough = False

                    .Superscript = False

                    .Subscript = False

                    .OutlineFont = False

                    .Shadow = False

                    .Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone

                    .ColorIndex = 1

                    End With

               'Set Columns to autofit

               Cells.Select

               Selection.Columns.AutoFit

               'Rename tab sheet1 to Customers

               Sheets("Sheet1").Select

               Sheets("Sheet1").Name = "Customers"

               'Define Name Billto

               rowa = Sheets("Customers").Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row

               ActiveWorkbook.Names.Add Name:="Billto", RefersToR1C1:="=Customers!R2C2:R" & rowa & "C2" & Chr(32)

               'Define Name BillToList

               rowb = Sheets("Customers").Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row

               ActiveWorkbook.Names.Add Name:="BillToLookup", RefersToR1C1:="=Customers!R2C1:R" & rowb & "C8" & Chr(32)

               'Define Name BillToLookup

               ActiveWorkbook.Names.Add Name:="BillToList", RefersToR1C1:="=OFFSET(Customers!R2C1,0,0,COUNTA(Customers!C1)-1)"

               'Protect Customers Worksheet

               ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True, Password:="password"

               ActiveSheet.EnableSelection = xlLockedCells

               'Go to first cell on worksheet

               Range("A1").Select

               'Save with same name as opened

               ActiveWorkbook.Save

            End If

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by:ilrosebud26
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I am assuming that reason I am have a problem is the when the workbook is created by default bot the select lock and unlocked cells is on.  I think I need to disable locked cells instead of enable unlocked cells.  I just cannot find the right syntac to complete the task.
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by:TRobinJames
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Are you sure about this statement:

ActiveSheet.EnableSelection = xlLockedCells

Perhaps you want:

ActiveSheet.EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells

so that users can select only unlocked cells.  I am not use xlLockedCells is a valid excel constant and may be defaulting to 0 which is  xlNoRestrictions
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by:TRobinJames
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Actually, sorry xlLockedCells is of course valid, however, I am not sure you want to use it in this case.
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by:ilrosebud26
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No, you are correct.  It should say xlUnlockedCells orxlNoRestrictions.  My problem is that even when it says either of these, the locked cells can be selected but not changed.  If I unselect the locked cell box through tools/protection the users cannot even select the cells that are locked.  I want to replicate this functionality.  Is that possible or this base functionality of the application?
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TRobinJames earned 175 total points
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Sorry, was out of office for a week.  If this is still relevant, the code below does not allow user to select or enter into cells, but allows selection of all cells outside range.
With ActiveSheet

    

    .Range("C9:E11").Locked = True

    .Protect

    .EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells

End With

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by:ilrosebud26
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I was also out of the office.  Thanks for your help.
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