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worksheet protection

Format Locked or Unlocked Cells

By Jeff Lenning | May 7, 2014 |

This post explores options for formatting cells that are locked, or unlocked, in an Excel worksheet. Scenario Let’s pretend we have a worksheet that helps a user compare three different loans. The user is required to enter information, such as interest rate and number of years, into designated input cells, but shouldn’t be allowed to…

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Cell styles and worksheets

Excel Cell Styles and Worksheet Protection

By Jeff Lenning | January 17, 2013 |

Overview Starting with Excel 2007, Microsoft enhanced the Excel Cell Styles feature providing great built-in choices and flexibility. The purpose of this post is to briefly discuss the styles feature and demonstrate how it can be used in conjunction with worksheet protection. Cell Styles Think of a cell style as a comprehensive set of cell…

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