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Excel 2010 VBA - Scroll area Property versus Protecting a range

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How is enabling the scroll area better/worse/different than protecting the worksheet area  outside of the scroll area.  I just tested the scroll area property (see graphic) and it seems to disallow data entry outside of the scroll area
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by:Steven Harris
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Like other Excel protection settings, this is just a deterrent rather than an actual security feature.  This can be overrode in a number of ways.
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 2000 total points
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When you set a ScrollArea, cells outside of the ScrollArea cannot be selected.

When you use protection, you let the user select cells, but he cannot make changes to them.

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F1 offers somewhat useful descriptions but rarely offer real-world insights.
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