The problem with this is that I have other formulas on their tab that I do not want them to tamper with, so I have those cells locked. Insert hyperlinks Insert new hyperlinks, even in unlocked cells. And when you want to open them next time, just need to type password. This is why I steer away from macros when I can! I am visitng your blogs since last two weeks and there on I learned so many things in excel, how to create formulas. For example, if a worksheet has a button that runs a macro, you can click the button to run the macro, but you cannot delete the button. For later versions of Excel, this will promote the following dialog box: But you can still delete this worksheet — even if it has been password protected. The solution is to resort to macros.
Caveat emptor — it is provided in good faith and should work for most readers. Eg when you make a new worksheet in the workbook file and name the sheet eg sheet 1, sheet 2, sheet 3. Each name is hyperlinked to an individuals worksheet which contains performance recordings for each athlete. Passwords should be 8 or more characters in length. Third option - macro route : record a macro to go to cell A1 or wherever in the main tab.
There are multiple tabs that are all linked to the main menu by hyperlink. Enable worksheet protection Worksheet protection is a two-step process: the first step is to unlock cells that others can edit, and then you can protect the worksheet with or without a password. See screenshot: Now the specific worksheet is protected for viewing in the workbook. Note: ActiveX controls, form controls, shapes, charts, SmartArt, Sparklines, Slicers, Timelines, to name a few, are already locked when you add them to a spreadsheet. You can always ask an expert in the , get support in the , or suggest a new feature or improvement on. Stormseed, I think I may have led you and others along the wrong path. I can not move the tabs, rename them or change their colors.
Once data is entered in an individuals worksheet I then need to get back to the main menu. Use PivotTable reports Format, change the layout, refresh, or otherwise modify PivotTable reports, or create new reports. Format cells Change any of the options in the Format Cells or Conditional Formatting dialog boxes. Chandoo, please help, or at least confirm what we suspect so we can move on and deal with this problem in another way. I am talking about the spreadsheet tabs along the bottom new worksheet tab area of the excel workbook. I can not find the answer to this anywhere. Next, press the Ctrl + 1 hotkey to open the Format Cells window.
Added a new sheet 2. If you applied conditional formatting before you protected the worksheet, the formatting continues to change when a user enters a value that satisfies a different condition. It simply prevents users from modifying locked cells within the worksheet. There is one option Protect Workbook Click it and select Encrypt with Password. Say you own the team status report worksheet, where you want team members to add data in specific cells only and not be able to modify anything else. Try maximizing the window to reveal the tabs.
To go a step ahead i did it in excel 2003 and it worked fine, but when the same file i open in 2007 the properties can be modified without providing the password. Feedback Buttons provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Perhaps the top of an Excel window is covering the worksheet tabs of another window. If you have many sheets in Excel, this can become very time consuming if you wish to protect all sheets. Your explantion is clear and pictures are good. Can anyone help us to unlock the tabs. Speaking of things you can or can't do with an Excel worksheet tab; the other day I unconsciously reached for an affordance that wasn't there.
I had never done that before. You can select further options there so that spreadsheet users can still apply formatting changes or add hyperlinks to the formula cells. At present I have to use the scroll key. Copy and paste the following code into the right pane. Moreover, I was able to hit one of the pages in our MrExcel search archive but that thread just mentions one resolution - to create a macro, here is the link: Hi Bolter Rather than go the macro or vba route which, by the way Stormseed, I did not find as your link was to another post altogether , I would suggest you put a hyperlink at the top of each child tab which could take you to the parent tab.
Now press the Ctrl + 1 keyboard shortcut to open the Format Cells window again. Step 2: Protect the worksheet Next, select the actions that users should be allowed to take on the sheet, such as insert or delete columns or rows, edit objects, sort, or use AutoFilter, to name a few. To protect the sheet, click the Review tab. Select unlocked cells Move the pointer to cells for which the Locked box is unchecked on the Protection tab of the Format Cells dialog box. In that case, turn off the macros and open the workbook again and you might be able to see all tabs. A passphrase that uses 14 or more characters is better.