allow selection of a cell in Excel but not allow editing using VB

Experts,

I was wondering if there is a way to allow selection of a cell in VB because it the value in the cell is used for selection of data, but not allowing editing of the cell.  I have noticed on occassion if you are not careful you can accidentally write over the value.
moriniaAdvanced Analytics AnalystAsked:
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
HI,

to be able to select the cell without modifying it you have to lock the cell and protect the sheet

    Range("A1").Locked = False
    Range("A3").Locked = True
    ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True

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moriniaAdvanced Analytics AnalystAuthor Commented:
Rgonzo1971,

If I lock the cells and protect the sheet, to my understanding you are not able to click on the cell.
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
The default setting is to be able to select locked cells.
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