Password protecting a cell

steelers777

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I am trying to password protect only certain cells that have formulas in them. Each time I go to protect it ends up asking for a password for the whole document. I want others to be able to type information into this document but not the cells with formulas. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

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VoG

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Select the cells that you don't want to protect, Format > Cells > Protection tab and untick locked. Then protect the whole sheet.
 

HalfAce

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Or if there are many cells you want to leave unlocked and a relatively few you want
locked you can use the inverse of VoG II's suggestion.
Press Ctrl+A, Format > Cells > Protection tab & uncheck Locked.
Select select the cells you want locked, Format > Cells > Protection tab Locked.

Also, (just to make sure you know) you can select more than one non contiguous
cell/range by pressing Crtl when selecting.)
 

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