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How to protect different ranges with different passwords in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-07-09

In general, a protected worksheet has a password. However, in some special cases, you may want there are different passwords to protect different ranges in a protected worksheet. Now I tell you how to set variety passwords for different ranges in one worksheet.

Protect different ranges with different passwords

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To protect different ranges with different passwords, you need to apply the Allow Users to Edit Ranges feature in Excel.

Before you set the passwords, the worksheet cannot be protected.

1. Open the worksheet and click Review > Allow Users to Edit Ranges, see screenshot:


2. In the pop-out dialog, click New button to specify a range that you want to set password.


3. And in the New Range dialog, specify the range title and the range scale, and enter a password then click OK. Then a Confirm Password dialog displays for reenter the password. See screenshots:


4. After reentering the password in the Confirm Password dialog, click OK, and it turns back to Allow Users to Edit Ranges dialog, and you can repeat the above steps to set password for different ranges.


5. And after setting, you can click Protect Sheet in the Allow Users to Edit Ranges dialog, and click the OK button in the new Protect Sheet dialog. See screenshot:


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