Hidden identification for Excel file

woodzilla

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I am looking for advice on hiding an authors identification in a file.
I'm writing some formulas that will at some point be available for free distribution in my industry. I want to be able to identify my work somehow, that is hidden, and can't be deleted. Prevent someone claiming my work is theirs.
 

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PaddyD

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depends what you mean by "can't be deleted". excel's security is poor, so you wont be able to completely hide anything, at least not from someone determined to find out what's going on behind the sceens. when you say 'formulas' do you mean formulas, or VBA code (macros, udf's) etc

care to privde a few more details?

Paddy
 

woodzilla

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I'm just learning the facts on Excel, locking files and such. I was just wondering how Excel program authors sign their work so other users of the workbook cannot easily delete the original authors name from the worksheet or file.
 

Jack in the UK

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I'm just learning the facts on Excel, locking files and such.
>>> god stuff !!

I was just wondering how Excel program authors sign their work so other users of the workbook cannot easily delete the original authors name from the worksheet or file.

PaddyD has coved it all but what you can do is try to use the LACK of skills
 

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