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Put a big label on an Excel spreadsheet.


I need to put a big label on top of an Excel spreadsheet which is no longer being used to let people know.

Please advise how to do that.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Put a password on the Excel file and keep a record of the password. That is what I would do.
nav2567Author Commented:
No.  I want to put a big label going across of a spreadsheet.  For example, "This spreadsheet has been decommissioned.  Please do not use"
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You have to open the spreadsheet to see the label, so once open, people will use it even if you tell them no.

For the label, make big (large font, say 24 point) text in a cell and colour it Yellow). Make that A1.   That creates your label that you want.
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Remove it to an archive folder so that it cannot be accessed.
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
If you still want it visible, insert a blank sheet into the file and then hide all other sheets. Put a big text box on that blank sheet with the message. If that sheet is only sheet visible the file will open on that sheet.

In Windows Explorer, mark it as Read Only so that if someone does open it they can't do anything with it unless they save a copy.

You could also put the message in the filename so that people know before they open the file.
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Try this. I just added a shape and formatted it in Worksheet_Open. If you need help with it let me know.
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Here's another suggestion.

Hide data behind a UserForm. Macros must be enabled
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
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