Excel/How to make an entire row read only
In my excel template i want to make an entire row read only or lock an entire row, so that no one can change the values in that particular row. Can you please guide me with this.
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each cell in it properties has a check box under the protection tab for a Locked property. By default, this checkbox is checked and all cells are marked as locked. You can select any group of cells (single cell, contiguous range of cells including entire rows or entire columns, discontiguous groups of cells, or the entire sheet), then right click on one of those selected cells and choose format=>cells. Under the protection tab, you would check or uncheck the locked property checkbox.
So in your case, if you only want one row protected, then you would select all the cells on the sheet (click in the upper left corner where the row and column headers intersect and this will select all cells). then right click on one of the selected cells, choose format cells then go to the protection tab and uncheck the Locked property checkbox. Now go to the row you want protected and select it by left clicking in the row label/header. Now repeat the right clicking => format cells => protection tab and check the locked property checkbox.
Now you have done the formatting you need. However, the locked checkbox does nothing until the sheet is protected. so you would next protect the sheet in the Review Tab in Excel 2007 or later. You would make whatever sheet protection options you want.
Now that the sheet is protected, you will be able to type in the unlocked cells, but not change the locked cells (the protected row). What you can actually do will be governed by the choices you make in the protection tab when you protect the sheet.
For example, you could allow or not allow the locked cells to be selected.
I hope this answers your question.
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