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1.I protected my workbook (Review --> Protect Workbook --> Protect workbook for structure) and checked it in, when i checked it out again it allowed me to make changes to it and check it in.
How do i check if my workbook has been protected for editing or not. Is it that excel is allowing me to edit the document since it recognizes my login credentials?

2. When i copy text from one worksheet to another, the dropdown menu etc.. are not copied. How do i copy such that each row contains the dropdown menu
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Password is optional. Why?
Password is optional, Yes. Because it is used for high level of protection.

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No my question is, if i can do Review --> Protect Workbook --> Protect workbook for structure without password protection, and after checkin/checkout i am still able to modify my excel, what protection does this setting provide?
It prevent unwanted changes to the structure of the workbook moving, deleting, or adding sheets. Please find attached screenshot.

If you want to protect your sheet then you have to use protect sheet option.
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So comming back to the same question : Even after doing the security settings without the password, excel should disallow me from doing the changes. But it does allow me to make changes why?
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1.open a new excel or the existing one.
2.Go to Sheet 1 and right click. you can see the options to  insert, delete, move, copy the sheets are enabled.
3. Go to Review --> Protect Workbook --> Protect workbook structure and save.
4. Again, right click on the Sheet 1 and now you can see all the options are disabled >>reply, yes on right click i do see options to insert.. and delete.. why?
could you please share the screenshot?

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I entered a password and saved the document, still when I reopen it and right click on it I am able to see all editing options. Maybe excel is able to see my login and it is able to know that the person is the same as the one who created the password for it thus it gives me full access. Maybe I need to open the excel in someone else's computer and check if he can see all editing options and excellent asks him for a password for editing it or not
Please clarify .

After enabling the protect workbook structure or with password, are you right clicking on the cells or the sheets?

Because, you can test this option, when you right click on the sheets and not at the cells area.

If you still able to see all the options are enabled, please share the screenshot.

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I have protected the worksheet.
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