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Old 11-30-2015, 03:29 PM
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Hi, I'm quite new to making Excel 2016 sheet tables.
When I've entered data in a record (row) I'd want to lock it with a simple click to prevent accidental changes to it.
And the opposite, to unlock it if and when I need to make changes.
I'm the only user.
I've noticed that on long rows, many columns, it is too easy to enter a change or addition on an adjacent row, especially if it is in an out-to-the right column.


Thus, once a row is finished i'd want to lock it, for a while.
Is there a way to do that?
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Select the cells you want to protect, then choose Format|Lock Cell then Format|Protect Sheet|OK. Done.
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Thanks Paul,
but I can't get it to work for me.
The whole sheet gets locked, not just the row(s) i wanted to protect.
And when I unlock the sheet, everything is unlocked.
I'm on version 2016, but that shouldn't be different from 2010 on things like this, right?
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Sorry, I omitted a vital first step:
Select the entire sheet, choose Format|Format Cells|Protection, then uncheck the 'Locked' option.
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Default Yes, now it works, but I'd then want to unlock cingle rows

Yes, thanks, now it works, I can lock parts of the sheet while other parts remain editable.
I coul use that for some of what I want.
But as it seems, if I want to occasionally edit on a row in the locked portion of the sheet I see no way to unlock just that row, I have to unlock the whole sheet, right?
And to lock it again I have to go through the whole routine again.
Wouldn't be convenient enough that I'd use it much.
Or am I missing something here?
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Unprotecting unprotects the whole worksheet, so all your locked cells become editable. To re-apply the locking, simply re-apply the sheet protection - you don't need to redo the other steps.
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