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In Microsoft Excel, individual worksheets can only be protected one sheet at a time. It is not possible to protect multiple worksheets in a single step. However, you can use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications code to protect multiple sheets through a looping procedure that can accept various degrees of user input.
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 sample Visual Basic macro unconditionally protects all sheets in a workbook, without user intervention and without a password.
Sample Visual Basic Procedure
This example prompts you to determine if you want to protect the current sheet. If you answer yes, the sheet is then protected with a hard-coded password.
Additional Options You Can Use To Protect Specific Sheet TypesTo protect only Worksheets:
To protect only module sheets:
To protect only chart sheets:
To protect only Dialog sheets:
Article ID: 142111 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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