If the Excel user wants to protect their Excel Workbook from Editing, so that nobody else can make changes in your workbook. Then you can read this blog, in which there are, ways to protect your Excel Workbook from Editing. In case, you need help then visit to the site of MS Office via www.office.com/setup.
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Protect Your Excel Workbook From Editing:
1. Protect Excel File From Editing:
You can use “Mark As Final” Excel option to protect Excel File From Editing by another user. To apply Mark As Final option, you first have to open the Excel file in which you want to apply this option. Then, you have to click on file and then select Info and after this, choose Protect Workbook and now, click on Mark as Final options. At the end, just tap on ok button to save and apply the changes.
2. Protect Excel Workbook From Editing:
For protecting Excel workbook from editing, then you have two option. One is Encrypting your Excel Workbook with the Password and other is Making your workbook read-only.
Encrypt Excel Workbook With A Password:
To encrypt Excel workbook with a password, you have to open your Excel file and then click on the File and then select info and choose Protect Workbook. From the drop-down options, you have to select “Encrypt with Password” option. Now, in the opened window of Encrypt Document, you should enter the password and click on ok option. For the password confirmation, you have to re- enter the password and then click on the OK button. If you want to check that your Excel workbook gets encrypted then you should close your opened workbook and again re-open it.
Make A Workbook Read-Only:
For this, open your Excel workbook which you wish to make read-only. Now, you should go to the file and select info and then click on Protect Workbook. From the drop-down options, you should select the option “always open read only”. When you apply this feature, if anyone tries to open the Excel file, then they receive the warning that the file is opened in read-only mode.
3. Protect Excel Worksheet From Editing:
To Protect Excel Worksheet From Editing, from the Excel ribbon you should click on the “Review” tab. Then from the changes group, you should click on the “Protect Sheet.” After this, you should assign the password for unlocking your Excel sheet in the future. You again have to enter the password for confirmation and click on Ok option. Then you have to select the permissions from the listed option of “allow all users of this worksheet to” and then tap on ok. www.office.com/setup
In case, you want to remove the protection, then you should go to the “Review” tab and then click on the button “Unprotect Sheet”. After this, you should enter the password and then click the “OK” button. Here, your sheet is unprotected and you can apply the protection again when you need it.
4. Protect Excel Workbook’s Structure From Editing:
You should go to the File menu in your opened Excel file. Now, click on the Info and select Protect Workbook and then choose protect workbook structure. After this, assign the password and then just click the “OK”. Now again enter the password for confirmation and hit “OK.” When you apply this option, then anyone can open your Excel document but they cannot be able to access its structural commands. If in case, other user knows your password, then they can access these commands. They just have to click on the “Review” tab and then hit on the “Protect Workbook”. Here, they just have to enter the password and then the structural commands get available. This will remove your Excel workbook structure protection. If you want to protect then again start the procedure.
The above method will help you to protect your Excel Workbook from Editing. If you want more details about Excel app, then just visit to the site of MS Office via office.com/setup.