Merging allows you to combine a cell with adjacent empty cells to create one large cell. In addition to protecting workbooks and worksheets, you can also protect formulas. Excel will also change the selection in the right-hand drop-down list to SelectionChange. Go to the View tab 3. The Locked setting is selected for all cells, so protecting the spreadsheet will lock all the cells in it whether they include functions or not. I want to insert pictures and lock them in position, alos so lock the size of the cells holding these pictures, I need to ad or remove rows of data and want the pictures and cells to move up or down accordingly.
That's not what we want, but it won't hurt anything. Next, press the Ctrl + 1 hotkey to open the Format Cells window. Excel's freeze panes feature solves this problem by letting you lock specific rows so they're always visible when you scroll. That window includes a Protection tab where you can select the Locked option. Click the Protection tab and deselect the selected Locked check box.
You should see a tree view in a pane at the top left; find the name of the worksheet in that view, and double-click the name. Excel displays an alert dialog box with the following message when you try to edit or replace an entry in a locked cell: The cell or chart you are trying to change is on a protected sheet. In our example we'll delete a row, but you can delete a column the same way. Select the Locked option on the Protection tab. In this example, we'll select the cells in column C.
Check out this to play an Excel screencast that provides further details for locking spreadsheet cells. This will open the code module associated with that worksheet in the large pane on the right. To select multiple cells, press and hold the Ctrl key. In our example we'll hide a few columns, but you can hide rows in the same way. With numerical data, the cell will display pound signs if the column is too narrow.
Here's how to freeze rows and columns in. Click the triangular arrowhead at the right end of the left list, and select Worksheet instead. If you type a password in the Password to Unprotect Sheet text box, Excel opens the Confirm Password dialog box. To modify all rows or columns: Instead of resizing rows and columns individually, you can modify the height and width of every row and column at the same time. Each cell in the worksheet can be locked or unlocked. To unlock a spreadsheet, select all its cells by pressing the Ctrl + A hotkey. Of course, if your code were more complicated, you would want to avoid running it every time anything on the worksheet changes.
This button allows you to choose how Excel formats these cells. Cells 2, 7 is included in Target. Simply increase the column width to make the data visible. If they select the X I would like to lock the range of cells between G3:G66 and if possible add some conditional formatting that would change the background color of the cell. Selecting the Protect Sheet command makes it impossible to make further changes to the contents of any of the locked cells in that worksheet, except for those options that you specifically exempt in the Allow All Users of This Worksheet To list box.
I have difficulty understanding why the cells are initially set to Lock and you can enter data and calculate results. If you select only a cell in the row or column, the Insert command will only insert a new cell. Range Cells 3, 7 , Cells 66, 7. You can tell where the rows were frozen by the green line dividing the frozen rows and the rows below them. Those who only need to lock functions should first unlock the spreadsheet, and then select just the formula cells. To access more options, hover your mouse over the icon, then click the drop-down arrow. Excel allows you to modify column width and row height in different ways, including wrapping text and merging cells.
Range Cells 3, 7 , Cells 66, 7. Open that list and select Change instead. Alternatively, you can manually select a function cell with the cursor. Do not forget this password - you will need it if you ever want to unprotect the sheet to change its design. In our example, we'll select row 9. Also see our article The full versions of Excel include lock and protect options for spreadsheets. Inserting, deleting, moving, and hiding After you've been working with a workbook for a while, you may find that you want to insert new columns or rows, delete certain rows or columns, move them to a different location in the worksheet, or even hide them.