Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling worksheet security by allowing selected users to edit specific cell ranges, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- Excel has a number of different security features…that allow you to control what's going into a worksheet…or what's being changed in a worksheet.…If you go to the review tab, you'll see protect sheet…and the description says prevent unwanted changes…from others by limiting their ability to edit.…There's also a feature here called…allow users to edit ranges.…We can setup password protection on certain ranges.…In other words, in a worksheet like this, for example,…we could allow some users…to make changes to column J but not others,…and other users to make changes…to column K but not column J.…
This all begins with the idea that we might want to…protect the sheet.…We could certainly use this feature by itself…and achieve a lot.…When you protect a sheet, in effect you're saying,…changes can only be made in certain cells.…Anybody who can open this file-…because when we protect a sheet…we usually provide a password-…anybody who can open this file…can make changes to certain cells.…If you click on any cell in an Excel workbook,…
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