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Allow specific cells to be editable in excel 16.


New Member
In an excel sheet, when workbook is opened, how can I locked all cells except those to be input.
Input to be done only in cells
C3, C4,C7:E7, C9,C11,C13,C15:E17
excel attached.

header or other text should not be editable as well as others cell.



Active Member
Select the cells where input is required and set their format (Protection tab) to unlocked. Now protect the worksheet (review ribbon) and only those cells will be editable.


Well-Known Member
Try this in the Thisworkbook code-module (you will probably change what sheet it refers to):
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
With Sheets("Sheet1")
  .Protect userinterfaceonly:=True
  .Cells.Locked = True
  .Range("C3, C4,C7:E7, C9,C11,C13,C15:E17").Locked = False
  .EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells
End With
End Sub