Tabbing on a Protected worksheet


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pdberger

Good morning --

I've protected a worksheet, all except for cells in columns A:C. Typically,
the user will enter values for a row in those columns, then move down to the
next row. I can enter values fine but, when I press 'Tab' to move to the
next column, nothing happens -- the active cell doesn't move to the right.
If I deactivate the protection, the 'Tab' key works fine. I use Excel 2003.

Can someone tell me why it's behaving like this?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Gord Dibben

This is not the default behaviour.

Maybe start over.

Select all cells and Format>Cells>Protection>Locked.

Select Columns A and C and Format>Cells>Protection>Unlocked

Now protect the worksheet with "select unlocked cells" checkmarked.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
 
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pdberger

Funny how often I get that -- "That's not normal behavior." But people are
usually yelling pretty loudly when they say it. ;-)

Thanks. I'll try it.
 
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Gord Dibben

I said it but I'm not yelling.


Gord

Funny how often I get that -- "That's not normal behavior." But people are
usually yelling pretty loudly when they say it. ;-)

Thanks. I'll try it.
 

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