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Excel 2010

I am currently using the macro below to protect all the worksheets in a workbook. I need the macro to lock the workbook, but also to allow users to change the column width and row height.

In the VBA window the macro property EnableFormatConditionsCalculation is set to 'True'. Also,
When I select an individual sheet and change the protect sheet options to allow column and row formatting, it does not remain applied if protected through the running the macro.

Sub ProtectAll()
    
   Dim wSheet          As Worksheet
   Dim Pwd          As String
    
   Pwd = InputBox("Enter your password to protect all worksheets", "Password Input")
   For Each wSheet In Worksheets
       wSheet.Protect Password:=Pwd
   Next wSheet
    
End Sub


thanks for help.

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Eric,

there isn't a setting to just allow the column width and row height to be set.  These settings allow the user to change the row height and column width, but it also allows the user to format the column.  


Sub ProtectAll()
   
  Dim wSheet          As Worksheet
  Dim Pwd          As String
   
  Pwd = InputBox("Enter your password to protect all worksheets", "Password Input")
  For Each wSheet In Worksheets

   wSheet.Protect Password:=Pwd, _
         DrawingObjects:=True, _
         Contents:=True, _
         Scenarios:=True, _
         AllowFormattingColumns:=True, _
         AllowFormattingRows:=True

Next wSheet
   
End Sub

The property you mentioned:   EnableFormatConditionsCalculation
is a property of the worksheet.  It was introduced in Excel 2007.  If true, then conditional formatting formulas are calculated and appropriate conditional formatting changes are made based on the conditions specified.  If it is false, they are not.  It isn't a setting related to worksheet protections.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy  
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