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Excel VBA -- Set multiple scroll areas

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In Excel, I'm using VBA (see below) to limit the scroll area upon opening a spreadsheet.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

    'Locks Scroll Area
    Sheet1.ScrollArea = "C14:D20"
    
End Sub

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This solution works great except that I need several (non-adjacent) cell ranges.    Unless not possible otherwise, I'd prefer to NOT use the "Lock cell/sheet" feature.

I attempted to tweak the code (see below); however, it throws an error message.   How can I use multiple cell ranges as part of the VBA below?

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

    'Locks Scroll Area
    Sheet1.ScrollArea = "C14:D20, D23, B28"
    
End Sub

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Glenn Ray earned 2000 total points
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The scroll area must be a contiguous range (i.e., all cells defined in a single, rectangular area with no gaps).  You can't use multiple ranges.

Instead, you may wish to protect the sheet and limit user selection to just the unlocked cells.  The behavior will be the same; users will only be able to select cells, either through mouse-click or [Tab] or arrow movement.
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Regards,
-Glenn
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