How to Determine If a Workbook or a Worksheet Is Protected

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This article provides Visual Basic for Applications sample macros thatdetermine whether a workbook or a worksheet is protected.
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Example 1: Determining Whether a Workbook Is Protected

   Dim X As Boolean   Sub Test_Workbook_Protection()       X = False       If ActiveWorkbook.ProtectWindows Then X = True       If ActiveWorkbook.ProtectStructure Then X = True       If X = False Then           MsgBox "The workbook is not protected."       Else           MsgBox "The workbook is protected."       End If   End Sub				

Example 2: Determining Whether a Worksheet Is Protected

   Sub Test_Worksheet_Protection()       X = False       If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents Then X = True       If ActiveSheet.ProtectDrawingObjects Then X = True       If ActiveSheet.ProtectScenarios Then X = True       If X = False Then           MsgBox "The worksheet is not protected."       Else           MsgBox "The worksheet is protected."       End If   End Sub				
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163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

Microsoft Excel 97

For more information about protection in Microsoft Excel, click the Indextab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
protecting, worksheets and workbooks
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Control access toworkbooks and worksheets" topic.

Microsoft Excel 5.0

For more information about protection in Microsoft Excel, click the Searchbutton in Help and type:
protecting documents
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