Protecting workbooks

Peter1973

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I have a worksheet which needs to protected but is there a way to protect it and still let people hide & unhide colums / rows ?
 

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Richard Schollar

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Hi Peter


Make sure when you click Protect Sheet, you check option to allow formatting columns and rows.

Best regards

Richard
 

timorrill

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Hi Peter1973,

I'm working with Excel 2003, but this functionality should be in Excel 2002 as well. If you can allow the user to select locked and unlocked cells, and to format rows and columns, then the user may hide/unhide columns/rows.

I know that this isn't much help, but it is an idea. Perhaps you don't want the user to select any cells or format rows and columns. While the worksheet is protected, they at least cannot edit the data.
 

Peter1973

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Richard when I protect sheet I dont have that option available to me how do I get to it?
 

Domski

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What version of Excel are you using?

If it's pre-2002 I don't think that functionality is available.
 

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