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Could you kindly assist me on the below.

1. How to enlarge only particular cell in excel.
    For ex: if i want to enlarge cell B2 means the remaining cells should not change their sizes.

2. How to protect the selected cell/cells with password.
In addition, the protected cell will not allow others to edit or copy.

3. How to hide the formula which is used in excel.

Kind Regards

ANSWER: 1. I don't understand. Isn't it obvious that if you change the column-width of cell A1, it will also change the column-width of A2? And that if you change row-height of A1, then it changes the row-height of B1? How could it be otherwise?

2 & 3. Select cell(s) to protect. Right-click on selection and choose Format Cells, Protection. Check Locked to protect the cell. Also check Hidden if you want to hide the formula. Click OK. Right-click on sheet tab and choose Protect Sheet.

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1.Actually my question was how to increase the size of particular cell in excel.

2.I want to protect the sheet with the feature of below,
   once i protected the cells it should not allow other user to keep the cursor and edit or copy.


1. Select cell. From home menu, in the Cells section, click arrow to right of "Format." To change the column width of the cell, choose "column width." To change the row height of the cell, choose "row height."

2. When you right-click on the sheet tab, and select Protect Sheet, the Protect Sheet popup appears. Uncheck the box "Select locked cells" then click OK. User will not be allowed to select any cell that you've protected.
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