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Kevin asks "can I move from cell to another (and skip some cells) by pressing the tab key or some other key?"

Lock all cells, unlock those cells where the user will enter data and then protect the sheet. That way the use can press TAB to move between unprotected cells.

You could also set the EnableSelection property of the sheet to 1 – xlUnlockedCells to prevent the user selecting anything not allowed. This will only work when the sheet IS protected.

By Juan Pablo Gonzalez on 16-Jan-2002 Consulting can be hired to implement this concept, or many other cool applications, with your data. provides examples of Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.


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