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Restrict column adding and widening

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    Question Restrict column adding and widening

    Is there a way I can stop a user adding or widening columns without locking the spreadsheet??

    I've seem other spreadsheets with limited number of columns, how is this put in place??

    Thanks

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    Hi,

    Two separate questions ...
    1. Protect worksheet
    2. Hide unwanted columns ...
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    Sorry:

    1. I didnt want to protect the worksheet.
    2. Hiding the columns won't stop a persistent user unhiding them.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsgr1
    Sorry:

    1. I didnt want to protect the worksheet.
    2. Hiding the columns won't stop a persistent user unhiding them.

    Any other suggestions?
    Can anybody please help me?

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    Protecting the worksheet (with a password) is the simple quick and easy solution ...

    If you are after a lot more sophistication (and difficulty), you can get into manipulating Excel's menu in order to prevent user from getting to the various commands related to your objective ...

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    Hi,

    If you hide the unused columns e.g say Col H to IV then go

    Tools > options > View tab > untick rows and column headers most general users wouldn't know what you have done....

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    Agree with VBA Noob ...
    It is the best suggestion ...

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    Thanks for the help

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