cell location is locked cannot format it

Dennisr53

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May 29, 2015
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Hi Everyone,

Someone got into my spreadsheet and locked a cell so I cannot format it. How can I find out how they did it and how can I unlock it?

cell G1 has the date January 1,2017 in cell G2 I have (=G1) and custom formatted to "d" to show the day only but it shows January 1,2017. No matter what I do to the cell G2 I cannot change the January 1,2017 it never changes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Dennis
 

Excel Facts

Can a formula spear through sheets?
Use =SUM(January:December!E7) to sum E7 on all of the sheets from January through December

mumps

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Office Version
  1. 2013
  2. 2010
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  1. Windows
In order for the cell to be locked and not accessible, the sheet must be protected. Try unprotecting the sheet. If it's protected with a password, then you will need to know the password to unprotect it.
 

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