Worksheet Controls to keep file static

BlueRhinos

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I'm creating a template that will touch over 50 people and require them to enter data. I'd like to "lock" the columns so that people cannot add columns or remove them. Is there an easy way to do this with Excel 2007?
 

Domski

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Hi,

Have a look at protecting your worksheet. This enables you to control a lot of what people are able to do to a sheet.

Dom
 

BlueRhinos

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Thanks...looks like the Protect Sheet function allows us to prevent unwanted changes by specifying what information can be changed. I'd like to allow users to enter data, but not allow them to delete/insert columns and rows. It seems that when I protect the worksheet, then the cells are automatically locked. Is there a way to unlock the cells (so users can enter data)...but prevent folks from deleting/inserting columns and/or rows?


BlueRhinos
 

Domski

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You need to unlock the cells that you still want people to be able to change before protecting the worksheet. Go to Format Cell...Protection to do this.

Dom
 

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