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    Hi All,

    I'm curious if anyone can assist with helping me.

    I have a worksheet that has a range of cells merged within it. When using the protect sheet button under the review tab, I can protect the whole sheet but can't deactivate certain cells for individuals to edit, due to merged cells. The lock cell button isn't selectable either. If anyone could help with creating a macro to complete this, that would be excellent.

    Under sheet 1 - Called Tom

    I require protecting all columns except F,H,I,J,K,L,N up to row 2681

    Under sheet 2 - Called John

    I require protecting all columns except F,H,I,J,K,L,N up to row 3392

    Under sheet 3 - Called Peter

    I require protecting all columns except F,H,I,J,K,L,N up to row 365

    Can anyone provide any support in me achieving this? I would upload the workbook but it is a quiet large file.

    Kind Regards,

    Caf20012

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    You can use the worksheet selection change, but it will require enabling macros, so not sure how locked they will be.

    Ive just password protect sheet with a merged cell, and left the merged cell unlocked and it was fine.
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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Hi,

    I just require protecting the all the sheets based on the information above, excluding those cells listed above.

    The sheet itself has over 30,000 calculations, so i want to avoid others manually changing it.

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Well use the inbuilt security, protect sheet, i used protect sheet and it was fine.

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Anyone else who can approach this from a different perceptive ?

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    I dont understand why you say you cant lock merged cells?

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Hi Nathan,

    It just doesn't allow me due to either the amount of merged cells in various locations, or the 30,000 formula's or the large amount of content within the spreadsheet.

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Can you attach a sample? Just done 30K+ formula and merged cells.
    Last edited by nathansav; 09-17-2014 at 06:15 AM.

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Hi,

    Please find a sample attached. Costed Roster.zip

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Hi

    I see what you mean, but there is a solution. The merged cells in column A & B are ok, however the ones in column E arent. I copied the merged cell from A over and it allowed me to do it. Cant see why that would be, i've unmerged mergedback, it just doesnt like column E

    Try copying A to C, then do CTRL G F1:N2681 and turning locking off, then protecting sheet.

    I'll do some more digging on whats happening in column E

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Hi

    I see what you mean, but there is a solution. The merged cells in column A & B are ok, however the ones in column E arent. I copied the merged cell from A over and it allowed me to do it. Cant see why that would be, i've unmerged mergedback, it just doesnt like column E

    Try copying A to C, then do CTRL G F1:N2681 and turning locking off, then protecting sheet.

    I'll do some more digging on whats happening in column E

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Morning Nathansav,

    Any progression in your findings?

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Morning, not as yet. Bit of a nightmare at work to sort

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button

    Anyone else able to assist?

    Kind Regards,

    Caf20012

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    Re: Excel 2013 - Protect Range of Cells without using Protect Sheet Button


    Hi,

    Merged cells are a pain !

    Better is not to merge cell but align cell Centered on multiple columns

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