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I want to set up a shared workbook where each user works in their own sheet ( with their own password protection ). Is this possible?

Presumably all sheets would be visible - if so, in an unshared workbook it's simply a case of selecting the sheets one at a time and applying a password to protect the sheet.  As I say, all sheets would be visible, but the only way of editing them would be to unprotect.  HOWEVER, this won't work in a shared workbook as the option to unprotect sheets disappears.  A better solution would be to have individual workbooks, which could be password protected for opening, and have a master sheet which links to the individual books if you need to be able to summarise the data. This would also remove the need to have the books shared - shared workbooks are best avoided.
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Aidan Heritage


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