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XL2000: Unlocked Cells Not Underlined with Protection Enabled
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In Microsoft Excel versions earlier than 5.0, while worksheet protection is enabled and gridlines are turned off, unlocked cells appear underlined. This underline identifies the cells that you can edit.
Although this feature is not available in Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and later, this article shows how you can create a macro that allows you to simulate this behavior.
Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following Visual Basic macro places a bottom border on all unlocked cells in a worksheet. The macro also removes any bottom border from locked cells. To create the macro:
To use the macro:
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212536/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/226118/EN-US/ )OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications