Can I protect data in a cell, but allow comments to be entered.


C

Chris

Hi All,
I have an excel sheet in which I have some protected cells and
unprotected cells. The protected cells are protected so that the forumla
within them cannot be edited/removed, however, I would like all users to be
able to insert comments in these fields.
The edit objects selection when protecting the sheet allows for comment
entry, but it also allows the user to alter the data in the cell.
Any solutions/ advise on this would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Chris
 
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C

Chris

Hi JB,
Many thanks for your reply. Could I possibly trouble you to ask
how this works?, or what it does exactley? Is there something specific I
need to do one I place this into VB for the worksheet?

Apologies for the vagueness of the question, I just dont fully understand
it, Im greatly appreciative of your response.
 
D

Dave Peterson

When I tested this in xl2003, I locked the cell, and protected the worksheet --
but allowed the user to edit objects.

I could insert comments, but I was still stopped when I tried to change the
value/formula in the locked cell.

Maybe it's time to test again -- or share what version of excel you're using.
 
C

Chris

Hi JB,
Please ignore the last message, Ive tried, and it works :)
Thanks so much, very much appreciated.

Thanks
 
C

Chris

Hi Dave,
Thats precisely what it was I needed to achieve on this particular
occasion. I am using 2007, the problem I was initially faced with was that
when I protected the sheet and enabled edit objects, users could enter
comments,
but could also delete the formula in the cells, which is what I didnt want
them
to do. I wanted them to be able to insert comments, but not alter the cell
data.

Perhaps Im mis-understanding what it is youre saying, but from what I gather,
what you will want to do is, do exactley what youre doing, but without the
VBA code,
in saying that though, we are using different excel versions, so perhaps its
different in 2003-2007.

I hope I havent confused the matter :)
 
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Dave Peterson

It sounds like you either didn't lock the cells.
Rightclick on one|format cells|protection tab|and check locked.

Or you didn't protect the sheet the way you wanted to (allowing them to edit
objects).

I just tested on xl2007 and when I did both of those, it worked exactly like you
wanted.
 

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