This tutorial shows how to hide formulas in Excel so they do not show up in the formula bar. Also, you will learn how to quickly lock a selected formula or all formulas in a worksheet to protect them from being deleted or overwritten by other users. Microsoft Excel does its best to make formulas easy to interpret. When you select a cell containing a formula, the formula displays in the Excel formula bar. If that's not enough, you can evaluate each part of the formula individually by going to the Formulas tab > Formula Auditing group and clicking the Evaluate Formulas button for a step-by-step walkthrough. But what if you don't want your formulas to be shown in the formula bar, nor anywhere else in the worksheet, for confidentiality, security, or other reasons?
Aug 1, 2017 - To prevent other users from viewing hidden worksheets, adding, moving. To lock your file so that other users can't open it, you will have to protect the entire Excel file. Passwords in Excel for Mac have a 15-character limit.
Moreover, you may want to protect your Excel formulas to prevent other users from deleting or overwriting them. For example, when sending some reports outside your organization, you may want the recipients to see the final values, but you don't want them to know how those values are calculated, let along making any changes to your formulas. Luckily, Microsoft Excel makes it fairly simple to hide and lock all or selected formulas in a worksheet, and further on in this tutorial we will show the detailed steps.
• • • How to lock formulas in Excel If you've put a lot of effort in creating an awesome worksheet that you need to share with other people, you certainly wouldn't want anyone to mess up any smart formulas that you worked so hard on! The most common way of preventing people from tampering with your Excel formulas is to protect the worksheet.
However, this does not just lock formulas, but rather locks all cells on the sheet and stops users from editing any of the existing cells and entering any new data. Sometimes you may not want to go that far. The following steps demonstrate how you can only lock a selected formula(s) or all cells with formulas on a given sheet, and leave other cells unlocked. Unlock all cells in the worksheet. For starters, unlock all of the cells on your worksheet.
I realize that it may sound confusing because you have not locked any cells yet. However, by default, the Locked option is turned on for all cells on any Excel worksheet, whether an existing or a new one. This does not mean that you cannot edit those cells, because locking cells has no effect until you protect the worksheet. So, if you want to lock only cells with formulas, be sure to perform this step and unlock all cells on the worksheet first.
Freeze cells in excel on mac. If you want to lock all cells on the sheet (whether those cells contain formulas, values or are blank), then skip the first three steps, and go right to. • Select the entire worksheet either by pressing Ctrl + A, or clicking the Select All button (the gray triangle in the top left corner of the worksheet, to the left of the letter A). • Open the Format Cells dialog by pressing Ctrl + 1. Or, right-click any of the selected cells and choose Format Cells from the context menu. • In the Format Cells dialog, go to the Protection tab, uncheck the Locked option, and click OK. This will unlock all cells in your worksheet.
Select the formulas you want to lock. Select the cells with the formulas you want to lock.
To select non-adjacent cells or ranges, select the first cell/range, press and hold Ctrl, and select other cells/ranges. To select all cells with formulas on the sheet, do the following: • Go to the Home tab > Editing group, click Find & Select button, and choose Go To Special. • In the Go To Special dialog box, check the Formulas radio button (this will select the check boxes with all formula types), and click OK: 3. Lock cells with formulas. Now, go to lock the selected cells with formulas. To do this, press Ctrl + 1 to open the Format Cells dialog again, switch to the Protection tab, and check the Locked checkbox. The Locked option prevents the user from overwriting, deleting or changing the contents of the cells.
Protect the worksheet. To lock formulas in Excel, checking the Locked option is not sufficient because the Locked attribute has no effect unless the worksheet is protected. To protect the sheet, do the following. • Go to the Review tab > Changes group, and click Protect Sheet. • The Protect Sheet dialog window will appear, and you type a password in the corresponding field.
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