Now if you make any change in the read-only workbook, you will not be able to save the workbook. I have changed my mouse and this didn't help. In order to make changes to the file, you have to save it in a different name. As we can see, marked as final can prevent other users from deliberately deleting, changing, moving data on this Excel file, but it make sense to avoid accidental modifications or erasures in the Excel file. Thanks, doug hi guys, i have a simple spreadsheet where i'm totalling a few values thru a formula. Your Excel username will appear below. I have experience with creating macros that reference different workbooks, but not sure how to go about opening files with different filenames without referencing the exact filename.
Good day, Supposing there is a Command Button ActiveX Control in the View sheet. Now if you make any changes on the excel file, and want to save, there would be a message that prompts you again to save a copy of the file and rename it. From the drop-down box, click General Options… 5. Share in the comment box. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
I know it is kind of hard without being able to have it in front of you. There is not an option to do that using SaveCopyAs. This is a problem if you want nobody can edit your file. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. When clicking on cell A3, A4 or A5 in current worksheet, you will get a Kutools for Excel dialog box as below screenshot shown, and the cursor will move to the right adjacent cell automatically. Now cells in the locked range are read-only now. My question is: Is there a way to check for duplicates, and then automatically add numbers to the duplicate values to make them unique? Save the Read-only file with Password In our previous steps, you have seen we have shown you how to make an Excel file read-only.
The biggest problem is that the highlighting won't turn off, no matter what. In menu i will select A1. But if the task is to fill to row 500, the mouse draging sometime won't be easy to locate the row. Rightclick on the partition, folder or file s and select Properties. Keep in mind that people may be able to copy data from the spreadsheet to another spreadsheet or file, and then edit it there if they wish to do so. I don't want to edit the file, but I want to be able to perform calculations while the file is open, and then close it without worry that I altered it.
All contents Copyright 1998-2019 by MrExcel Publishing. This new system is, as Markus says, ridiculous. I have made sure that the files in the folder of the computer that is sharing it has its read-only box unchecked as well. You can change this by going to the data directory or files you wish to change and simply add the Win7 user s you want to be able to edit these files without giving Excel too much access to the system run as Administrator. Also See: I now have 2 excel spreadsheets i work from everyday, adding to them both and making them available to other work colleagues.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post. It means you have disabled read-only in Excel file. So, if you don't want to make change to this Excel file, click on Yes to open it. So, your file is saved as Read-Only. If the file doesn't unlock, you might not have permission to unlock it. Once you click this, you are able to edit the Excel document. Get out of the Excel program, closing the worksheet.
I've been working in technology for over 20 years in a wide range of tech jobs from Tech Support to Software Testing. Why was doing this so incredibly easy in 2003 and so seemingly impossible, now, in the 2010 version? I have a problem sometimes. Hi all, I've been getting this error on occasion recently. Confirm Password dialog box appears. Office 2010 is absolutely incompetent, inefficient and stupid beyond stupidness. Make it impossible to edit the sheet until you click a specific button You've already stated that protecting the sheet with a blank password is not the approach you want but it's certainly the simplest.
By this way you can make an workbook in excel 2010 read only and prevent users from making any changes to the file. I'd like to be able to have basic code for opening, saving and closing, opening next file, saving and closing, etc. It worked fine when I first used it andcould edit and save the spreadsheets with no problem. When we were making our Excel file read-only in our previous discussion, you had seen the General Options dialog box as the picture below. Go to the location of the Excel file, you will find a new Excel file with the same name but marked as Unprotected. When I open the spreadsheet I am prompted for a password or I can select to Read Only.
Click the button on the top left corner of current worksheet to select the whole cells. When the Excel file is opened as read only, and was made changed, it won't be able to save to the same file name on the same location, but it is able to be saved to another name and another location. Way 3: Make an Office 2016 Excel spreadsheet read-only with sheet protection Step 1: Open the spreadsheet. Is it possible to write a macro that will start with the first file in a folder, open it and update links, run a macro, save and close, and open the next file in the folder until it has open all the files in the folder. Click on the Tools button and click General Options.
Excel and Read Only Spreadsheets You can have Excel make a spreadsheet in read only format for others, so that people can read its contents but not edit them, or you can enforce other content restrictions. This idea serves mostly as a reminder since it's easy to simply delete the shape and use the sheet normally. The truth is, you are not able to fully protect your Excel file with just Excel. The dialog box has some information for you. Restrict formatting and editing The following are the steps for a second method for helping to stop content reviewers from accidentally modifying your document.