Solved

MS Excell cell protectect

Posted on 2011-09-07
4
210 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am the only user of my spreadsheets. Sometimes I would like to protect a few cells that almost never change so I don't modify them by accident.

Is there a quick way to protect a few select cells?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ronka1997
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:jppinto
jppinto earned 50 total points
ID: 36497566
By default, if you right click on any cell and check Format Cells-Protection, you will see that all are marked as "Protected". You need to uncheck this propertie on the cells that you want to write and then protect the sheet on Review-Protect Sheet so that the locking works.

jppinto
0
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:jppinto
jppinto earned 50 total points
ID: 36497577
Here's a simple article about this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/214081

jppinto
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
gtgloner earned 25 total points
ID: 36497588
Select all cells, right click and select Protection tab. Unselect the "Locked" checkbox and click OK. Select the cells you want protected and click Tools-Protection-Protect Sheet. Unselect "Select Locked Cells" checkbox and click OK.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ronka1997
ID: 36497654
Thanks to the 3 answers I got ...they each were goo ... and easy.

Much appreciate the very quick response.

Makes the Expert Exchange service worthwhile to belong to.

rk
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

How to quickly and accurately populate Word documents with Excel data, charts and images (including Automated Bookmark generation) David Miller (dlmille) Synopsis In this article you’ll learn how to use ExcelToWord! to copy data,charts, shapes …
This tutorial explains how to create a series of drop-down lists that are dependent upon prior selections to guide (“force”) the user to make the correct selection and reduce data errors within Microsoft Excel. Excel 2010 was used for this tutorial;…
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now