Solved

Excel VBA -- Set multiple scroll areas

Posted on 2014-10-29
1
1,325 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-29
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

Open in new window


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

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:ExpExchHelp
1 Comment
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Glenn Ray earned 500 total points
ID: 40411097
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.
 protect
Regards,
-Glenn
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Improved? Move/Copy Add-in Replacement - How to avoid the annoying, “A formula or sheet you want to move or copy contains the name XXX, which already exists on the destination worksheet.” David Miller (dlmille)  It was one of those days… I wa…
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 …
Graphs within dashboards are meant to be dynamic, representing data from a period of time that will change each time the dashboard is updated with new data. Rather than update each graph to point to a different set within a static set of data, t…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.

830 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