How do I lock ONLY the formatting on an excel sheet?
Is it possible to lock a sheet so that data can still be altered but the formating cannot be changed?
I have a simple sheet with some borders and alternating grey & white rows for easier reading when the sheet is printed. There will be another user editing this sheet and I want it to be easy for him so he doesn't have to worry about copying and pasting any formating.
Basically, I want him to be able to edit the sheet without having to think about the formating.
I often am able to set up my excel tables in advance - Borders, bold or italic cells, etc. and then later when the data is available I often am copying and pasting values from other worksheets and formulas from with in my own sheet. Unfortunately when pasting I lose my formatting.
Is it possible to lock-in the formatting at some point before I begin putting in data? It would save me a huge amount of time.
I am trying to format my worksheet so that additional lines/columns cannot be added and cells cannot be merged. This is a sheet that is being distributed to other users for them to add relevant information. I need to be able to lock the formatting but NOT the editing.
Is there a way to lock the adjacent cells in a row, if "contractor" is entered into the cell?
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I have a macro (Excel) which copies and transposes data from an entry sheet to a calculation sheet. During macro execution, the screen flashes between the two sheets. Seizures aside from the flashing screen, it is annoying. There is also a formatting loop that takes a bit of time and I do not want the spreadsheet user to think something is wrong and interrupt the macro.
So, how do I "freeze/lock" the screen or monitor display during execution, and maybe even show the hourglass (or similar), while the code is running?
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