Worksheet protect acting strange.

danielstry

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I am trying to protect a worksheet so that users can only change unlocked cells. The following code was copied from the actual code.

Worksheets("Purord").Protect
Worksheets("Items").Protect contents:=yes
ActiveWorkbook.Save
End Sub

I expect the first worksheet to be totally locked. The second to be locked only for user input but in fact the users can navigate or change any cell. If I look under the review tab I see that the workbook is unprotected but the sheet is protected. Can somebody please help ? I am using Office 2016.
 

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MARK858

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Are the Cells locked (click the cells Format-Protection)?
 

MARK858

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If cells are not locked then the protection doesn't apply to them, is that the issue?
 

danielstry

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If cells are not locked then the protection doesn't apply to them, is that the issue?
No its not. The problem is that the locked cells can be navigated to and changed even thou the worksheet indicates that it is protected.
 

MARK858

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Well to start with
Code:
Worksheets("Items").Protect contents:=yes

should be

Code:
Worksheets("Items").Protect contents:=[COLOR="#FF0000"]True[/COLOR]
 

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