I then locked a worksheet and tested the macro to break the worksheet password. Can someone out there proof me wrong? She enjoys showcasing the functionality of Excel in various disciplines. Click on Tools, select General Options. Click Save button in Save As dialog to save workbook and replace the original one. You can contact me at.
Now you could also set a password to protect it, then only people who know the password could change your Excel Workbook structure. Download Area Download the files that we have used to create this article. Ken1372, I can open the file to view it but it prompts for a password before it gets opened. When the file is opened, a message is displayed asking the user if they wish to open as read-only. You can only lock the cells which you want to make them read-only, and then protect this worksheet to achieve it. Then a message would prompt you that the settings would turn off typing, editing commands and proofing marks.
Reopen the spreadsheet, and now you will have the coveted read only function and a password to edit. Taryn is a Microsoft Certified Professional, who has used Office Applications such as Excel and Access extensively, in her interdisciplinary academic career and work experience. But they still have choices to open workbook as read only or not. I protected a workbook on Excel 2010 a few months ago, but I no longer wish to have a password for the workbook. So needless to say there are certain sections that the assessor and manager would not want the employee to edit. Navigate to each sheet in Workbook you want to keep it read only.
Could you please share the detailed steps here. However, these are topics tested in many Excel exams and there is often confusion since workbook level is actually protecting the worksheet structure, so it was in that context that the tutorial was made and made in order to address those issues. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. It worked fine when I first used it andcould edit and save the spreadsheets with no problem. How to disable read only on this case? Save and close the Excel file. We also deselect the Select locked cells option and set this password to SheetThree in the Protect Sheet Dialog Box.
. Why does Microsoft shoot itself in the foot, and us in the back, like this? Microsoft Weekly Newsletter Be your company's Microsoft insider with the help of these Windows and Office tutorials and our experts' analyses of Microsoft's enterprise products. The file will be opened, but not as read-only. The user can, however, save the protected workbook using a new name, which certainly circumvents the process. I was expecting an actual comparison and pros and cons of these types of protection. I quickly copied it for future reference, and continued trolling through the thread to see if anyone noted an adaptation for breaking the password for Workbook protection.
How the Excel file made to read only? If you do not supply a password, any user can unprotect and change the workbook. Press the Ctrl + 1 keys simultaneously to open the Format Cells dialog box. The worksheet forms the backbone of the raw data used in the other worksheets. Tips: Probably your excel file is also protected with open password now besides above edit restrictions. I know how to do this with the protect worksheet feature.
In the lower left hand corner of this window you will see a tools option. Do not change the code just copy paste: Sub PasswordBreaker 'Breaks worksheet password protection. Word also has options for protecting data and preventing changes from being made to whole documents or just certain sections. If you click on the bottom of a sheet inside your workbook, you will notice that the options to change the workbook structure, such as Insert, Delete, Rename, Move, Copy, Hide, and Unhide sheets are all unavailable. Nevermind all, I found the answer. Then sheet A1 is opened and non editable. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact.
Click on the drop-down arrow and choose Restrict Editing. By protecting your worksheet, you can specify that users can only perform specific functions in a sheet. On this case, you still be able to edit this Excel file, but can't save it as the same name on the same location. I'd like to protect the worksheet to make it read-only allowing sort, filter, pivot table usage. Once you add it, you can edit the icon and name.