How can you hide rows "v" to "ao" and only allow unhide with password?

StillUnderstanding

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to do something on a workbook but could really do with some help please!

First Part - I have a tab on a workbook that has a macro and data validation, the macro and validation relate only to rows "A" to "U", the idea is that a person comes into the tab and fills in the cells in the "A" to "U" section.
Second Part - Then an "Admin" type user would come into the tab and might want to make some notes that relate to the row that has been completed. They would make the notes in columns "V" to "AO" .

I don't want regular users of the tab to be able to see any of the data in "V" to "AO", Ideally I would like to hide that section and then password protect it.

I have tried a number of things:-
Protecting the tab - Causes problems with "A" to "U" resizing and macro function
Hiding V" to "AO" - Anyone can just unhide

can anyone help? or know of a good solution?

Thanks!
 

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maabadi

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1. Hide columns that you want.
2. Select all Cells (CTRL+A) , Right-Click and Select Format Cells.
3. Go to Protection Tab and Remove tick of the Locked Option. & Press OK.
4. GO to Review Tab & Select Protect Sheet.
5. Add tick to Select Locked Cells & Select Locked Cells (if don't have).
6. Add Password.
 

StillUnderstanding

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I will give this a try, thank you @maabadi The only issue I can see here is that each person with admin access would need to do this and issues could come up as a result of doing the steps wrong or someone using a different password or a type.

Ideally doing it all on VBA and pressing a button to run hide and then another to run unhide.
 

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