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Protecting Sheets in MS Excel

How to protect a MS Excel sheet with a password

Now we will see that how we can protect MS Excel sheet with password.

Now suppose in some cases we want our file to be protected and want whoever sees this file cannot edit anything inside it, so for that we will select the particular column and right click on it and select format cells option, inside which we will see protection column, in it we will select lock option.

After that we will go to our REVIEW tab, inside which we will see different options like a protect sheet and protect workbook, for now we will select protect sheet option and can see that one dialogue box will get opened in front of our screen.

According to our requirement we can select any option from that dialogue box, and then provide with a good password, after that it will tell us to re enter our password for confirmation.

As we do these we will see that, when we are going to click on our protected column we are not able to do it. We can't even select it or manage it in any way.

So this is how we have protected columns in our MS Excel sheet with a password.

Now to remove this option and unprotect everything we will go to our REVIEW tab and select unprotect sheet option, which will ask for our password we set. We can write it and and unprotect our file.


Protect sensitive data with a password in Excel. You can now encrypt any Excel spreadsheet so that only the password holder can view it with Securly password in Excel. Simply select File > Info, select Protect Workbook, select Encrypt with Password, enter your desired password into the Password box, then choose OK

Password protect an excel file so that no one can open it without the password. It is easy to password protect an excel file. But before you do so, make sure the workbook is not protected by another password. If it is, then you will need to remove the other password first. To fully protect your workbook, set up a new password and then press CTRL+SHIFT+F11 to save the workbook as an encrypted file. The new password should be used for both protection and saving.

Excel spreadsheet with a read-only status is a requirement when you are working with sensitive information. It is a fundamental principle of spreadsheet security that people should be able to view, but not edit the contents of the file. If you want to make your Excel spreadsheet read-only, then all you need to do is follow these simple steps: 1. Disable formatting from the menu bar on the left. 2. Then go to File > Properties > Enable Editing 3. Finally, click on "Modify" from the menu bar and choose "read-only."

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