Being used by 110,000 elites and 300+ well-known companies. Step 5: Click the Save button in the Save As dialog box. Now every time a user attempts to open the workbook, a pop-up notification box will appear with the following message. Right click the sheet tab you need to make cell as read only, and then click View Code from the right-clicking menu. This is certainly more stringent than the non-password option. There is not an option to do that using SaveCopyAs.
Confirm Password dialog box appears. Good day, Supposing there is a Command Button ActiveX Control in the View sheet. Deploying the Read-Only option to your workbook can help to lock it from unauthorized editing. When you will open the file, you will get a dialog box like the following picture. If an author has to protect it from being modified by others but now you want to remove the read-only mode, read this page to learn based on the three cases. This new system is, as Markus says, ridiculous. Next stop Linux, free software or Apple.
Any way the read-only versions can be updated automatically or the users can be advised the changes have been made and to refresh? 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. My comment is that it does essentially do so but there is one thing I do not like. Enter a password to make Read-only Passwords are not 100% secure Passwords entered using this method are not encrypted and can be cracked. Now you have been able to edit excel file and make any changes to worksheet or workbook. Sometimes we may make an Excel template for others applying easily, but do not want them to change the template files. Step 2: Select the Review tab and click Unprotect Sheet. I want to restrict my users from modifying the file.
If you have a file that is sensitive to changes, you can force Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, or 365 to prompt the user to open as Read Only whenever they attempt to open the file. So, when you click on a read-only Excel file password protected to open it, Password dialog box will appear. Why does Microsoft shoot itself in the foot, and us in the back, like this? Click the Review tab, and click Protect Sheet. Everything seems to take 5 clicks now instead of 1 or 2 before. How to Disable the Read-Only Feature on Your Workbook What if you want to lift the read-only restriction and grant everyone editing privileges? How do I make my spreadsheet editable to others without it being renamed?. Click Protect Workbook in the same location and type password to unprotect workbook structure and windows.
If you want to modify this Excel file, click on No to open it. Share in the comment box. I will show here two ways to disable the read-only from an Excel file. My name is Mitch Bartlett. In Excel Save As dialog, click Tools and select General Options.
It allows data to be changed but not saved apart from allocating a new file name. So, I will not apply any password in the Password to open field. Do you any other ways? Otherwise, you just could let excel file read-only all the time. It goes straight to Read Only and does not allow editing or saving. Open the file at first, and try to save it using the option Save As.
This can go a long way in maintaining data integrity. So, if you don't want to make change to this Excel file, click on Yes to open it. When I go into File tab, it shows the permissions as anyone can change it. Note: this feature does not encrypt your Excel file. Office 2010 is absolutely incompetent, inefficient and stupid beyond stupidness. Feel free to comment and share.
When you click on the file for opening, Password dialog box will pop up. When the read-only file is password protected You cannot directly disable the read-only option from an Excel file if the file is password protected. Type a password, if you want one. Way 2: Excel file is in read-only recommended When you open a read-only recommended Excel file, you will be prompted to open this Excel file in read only mode, unless you need to make changes to this Excel file. Then sheet A1 is opened and non editable. Then while you open the Excel workbook next time, a dialog would always pops up and asks for a password for write access. If do not need the read only restrict password any more, follow the steps to remove it from Excel file.