Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use locked cells and sheet protection, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Voiceover] Here's a worksheet that has about 700 rows,…imagine you're in charge of it,…but you allow other people to make changes to it.…And the kinds of changes that others can make…you're a little bit concerned about…and you wanna explore some of Excel's protection capability.…If you go to the Review tab in the ribbon…you'll notice that there's a button for Protect Sheet…and the description reads prevent unwanted changes…from others by limiting their ability to edit.…For example, you can prevent people…from editing locked cells or making formatting changes.…
There's another feature called Protect Workbook,…which is a little different…and actually not as powerful as protecting a sheet.…Let's begin with the fact that you may…or may not be aware of.…Every cell in an Excel worksheet…is automatically locked.…If you have any doubt about that…you can go to Format Cells…and you can get there quickly with Ctrl + 1,…go to the Protection tab,…you'll see that the cell is locked.…So all cells are locked by definition.…
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