Protecting Conditional formatting only

suzkb

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I have a worksheet that can be accessed via password by multiple users. I need to allow these users to enter data, but I want to prevent them from overriding the conditional formats in the cells. Each row is color-coded, so if they drag info from one row to another or copy & paste, they screw up my beautiful color system. :devilish:
 

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xenou

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Hi:

The only help I can find:
http://groups.google.com/group/micr...ng+to+a+protected+sheet+group:*Excel*&rnum=11

This doesn't look easy either. But if your formatting is not too complicated, the mirror sheet idea may work nicely, or you could just code in your formatting directly with a routine.

Here's a solution I use, which may or may not be useful to you. I "hide" my conditional formats in the header column. Then, on close or button click or whatever, I run a routine to remove the "Header-only" formatting (i.e., remove bold and fill that is for the header only...now my header looks like the other cells)...Then I copy the header formats (copy formats only) down to the rest of the cells...then I restore the bold and fill in the header, so its back to what it started out like, and all my cells have the conditional formatting that was "contained" in the header cells.

Would that serve?

HTH
 
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