I have a worksheet in Excel 2010 that is protected; however, I have various cells that are unlocked so data can be entered. Currently the data cannot be sorted. I unlocked the sheet and then protected it again but this time enabled "Select unlocked cells" and "Sort". The end user can now select the range of cells to sort (not including the headings since these cells are protected); however, the following message appears: "Excel found data next to your selection, but you do not have sufficient permissions to change those cells. do you wish to continue with the current selection?" If I click "yes" to continue it appears to sort ok.
I have two questions, (1) why am I receiving the permissions message since the range of cells I am highlighting are not "protected" and (2) I assume the sorting is using the first cell I am selecting to sort on since I have the headings protected - would I have to unlock the headings on my sheet so the user can select how he would like the data sorted?
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.