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Hi Tom

The following is a section of a piece of code that protects a worksheet.  When it is activated all of the cells on the worksheet are locked even the ones that are formatted to be unlocked.  

So I have a sheet; I have selected an area of it;  I go to home/format/format cell; I select the protection tab and uncheck the locked box.  When this code is run the selected area is locked.

Could you help me with the syntax to avoid this please?

With ActiveSheet
         .Protect Password:=strPassword
         .EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells
         If ActiveSheet.PivotTables.Count > 0 Then _
         .Protect AllowUsingPivotTables:=True
       End With

Thanks in advance

Chris

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Christopher Mitchell,

I would guess that anything after the protect command is ignored.  I would change the order to


With ActiveSheet
        .EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells
        If ActiveSheet.PivotTables.Count > 0 Then _
        .Protect AllowUsingPivotTables:=True
        .Protect Password:=strPassword
End With

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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