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Excel - Locking a Sheet

Posted on 2016-07-26
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I have a Excel workbook with multiple sheets.   Each sheet equals a month.

Many cells on a sheet are locked and some are unlocked and editable.

Each sheet has some cells pulling dynamic info from cells on a master sheet.

I'd like a button that at the end of the month i can click to lock the particular sheet from further editing including further changes in dynamic cells (lock the current dynamic values and stop changing based on the master sheet).    

Thanks for any input.
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Question by:tailoreddigital
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Simulog earned 500 total points
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Hi
Add a module, paste the following code into it and link a button on the worksheet to the macro
Option Explicit

Sub MakeStatic()
' This copies the used area and pastes values, turns on the locking of all used cells
' and locks the worksheet (without a password)
' Jörgen Möller 26Jul 2016
    With ActiveSheet.Range("A1", ActiveSheet.Range("A1").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeLastCell))
        .Copy
        .PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues
        .Locked = True
        .Range("A1").Select
    End With
    ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
End Sub

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It should do the trick.

Good Luck
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by:tailoreddigital
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I'm testing this now.    

I know somebody is going to lock it and then realize that they need to change something.  

What code could i use to make it editable after MakeStatic?   It only would need to be editable, the dynamic cells don't need to revert to dynamic.
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MakeStatic works.   I appreciate your expertise.    

To accomplish my need above, It looks like i'd just need to create another script that simply unprotects the active sheet.
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Thanks for the help
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by:Simulog
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Yes and that is simple
Option Explicit

Sub UnProtSheet()
    ActiveSheet.Unprotect
End Sub

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Thanks again, have a great day
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