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Thomas Sabol wrote at 2014-07-29 23:07:23
Mr. Tom Ogilvy, you did not answer Lori's question. Her question is, "Can you protect the formulas of a cell only while leaving the contents of the cell editable by the user?" You answered that some some can be locked/protected while leaving other cells open for editing. This does not answer the question of how to keep the formula of a cell locked while allowing the cell to be typed into. There is a big difference.

Tom Ogilvy wrote at 2014-11-04 16:56:48
Thomas Sabol,

That would be true if you understood what she asked.  She did not ask that the manager be able to edit a cell with a formula or overwrite a formula.  I think my answer was focused on exactly what she was asking.  

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Tom Ogilvy


Selected as an Excel MVP by Microsoft since 1999. Answering Excel questions in Allexperts since its inception in 2001. Able to answer questions on almost all aspects of Excel's internal capabilities. If seeking a VBA solution, please specify that in your question itself so I give you the answer you want. [Excel has weak protection - if you are distributing an application, I don't answer questions on how to protect your project from your users.]


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