Sorting a protected worksheet


N

nigsy

Hi,
I have a worksheet setup for employees to enter progress statistics, sorted
by "course name"
The first 5 columns rely on user input, but the last 3 columns I have locked
as they are populated by formulae and I was fed up with them being
overwrtitten.
The problem we now have is that when adding a new row of data the user can
not sort the data alphebetically by course name as they get the message
"cells locked, got to unprotect etc.

Is there anyway to still allow them to apply the sort as required and still
keep the last 3 columns protected.
 
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T

Tim879

when you protect the worksheet... Go to Tools -Protection -> Protect
Sheet.

scroll down in the and check the Sort Box. this should solve your
issue
 
N

nigsy

Tim879 said:
when you protect the worksheet... Go to Tools -Protection -> Protect
Sheet.

scroll down in the and check the Sort Box. this should solve your
issue


Have already checked the "sort box" still can't apply the sort. If the box
isn't checked it just greys out the command in the ribbon.

I am using excel 2007
 
G

Gord Dibben

Only by unprotecting, sorting then re-protecting.

Use a macro for this so's users can insert the row using CTRL + SHIFT + +

Then hit the macro button to run the sort macro.

Sub sortit()
ActiveSheet.Unprotect Password:="justme"

your sort code

ActiveSheet.Protect Password:="justme"
End Sub


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
 
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N

nigsy

Gord Dibben said:
Only by unprotecting, sorting then re-protecting.

Use a macro for this so's users can insert the row using CTRL + SHIFT + +

Then hit the macro button to run the sort macro.

Thanks, thought it would need a macro.
 

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