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Posted on 2013-11-10
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Hi,

I have a sheet with cells I need to Lock. Once I do that and then protect the sheet, users can input data into unlocked cells but they can't change formatting (colors) on any cell in the sheet. I only wanted to lock certain cells, not disallow formatting in every cell.

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

swjtx99
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You need to check the "Format cells" checkbox in the "allowed actions" when locking the sheet. See the screenshot belowSheet Protection Options
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And you may know this, but to follow up on what chaau posted, you then select the cells you want to lock, right click on them and choose 'Format Cells', select the 'Protection' tab and check 'Locked'.
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Thanks,

It was staring me in the face the whole time :-)

Regards,

swjtx99
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