Cell Highlight - data avoidance

potowner

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I have data in cells formatted as White to make the worksheet appear empty. By using Conditional Formatting, if a user enters the correct password in the A1 cell, the data will change to Black and be viewbable. The problem is that if anyone Highlights the cells (either with a left click of the mouse or shift+arrow key) the data becomes viewable. Is there anyway to avoid this from occurring?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

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tusharm

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That's an interesting idea on how to password-protect a worksheet. However, XL is not the most robust program when it comes to password protection schemes and the more reliable -- but far from foolproof -- ones require VBA.

The 'best' non-VBA solution I can think of is to protect the workbook and/or the worksheet(s) -- with cells locked and hidden.
 

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