How to hide formulas in excel without loosing the functionality of scroll bar

Gaurjaya

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I want to create a dynamic dashboard with drop-downs and scroll bars. I want to hide my formulas but I want my scroll bars and drop-downs to be functional.

I tried protecting sheet but it is not helping me out

Please suggest me how to do it.
 

Jon von der Heyden

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Welcome to the board!

When you say hide I presume that you want to hide the actual formula (in the formula bar), but still reveal the result.

Select the range of interest
Go to Format Cells (control+1) and then go to Protection Tab
Check Locked and Hidden

Now protect the sheet
 

Gaurjaya

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Hi Jon,
Thanks but this is not solving my purpose.. I tried it but my scroll bar is not working in this case

Welcome to the board!

When you say hide I presume that you want to hide the actual formula (in the formula bar), but still reveal the result.

Select the range of interest
Go to Format Cells (control+1) and then go to Protection Tab
Check Locked and Hidden

Now protect the sheet
 

Jon von der Heyden

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Hi

Do you mean you have added scrollbar and combobox controls to your worksheet?
 

Gaurjaya

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Yes.. And I want them to function even if I protect the sheet.. The user should be able to scroll the list and select from Dropbox even if he doesn't know the password
 

Jon von der Heyden

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Ok I understand. Assuming you are using Forms controls, have you set the protection on them to notlocked? The locked property can be found by right-clicking the control > Format Control and then open the Protection tab.
 

Gaurjaya

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Hi,
It's still not working.. Can you give me your mail ID..I can share a sample with you for better understanding
 

Jon von der Heyden

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Nope, sorry bud, won't allow the question to be taken of forum. Try and explain it better here. Worst case you can put it in a file share and perhaps I'll have a look and write back here.
 

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