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How to protect workbook structure in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-10-31

If you have designed a workbook’s structure, and do not want others to change it such as adding or deleting new worksheets except editing the cells, how can you do? Now I will tell you some tricks to protect workbook’s structure only in Excel.

Protect workbook structure


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To protect workbook structure, you need to go to the Protect Structure and Window dialog.

1. Open the Protect Structure and Window dialog. And there are two ways to open it:

Method 1 (Excel 2007 cannot use this method, please go to method 2)

Click File > Info > Protect Workbook > Protect Workbook Structure. See screenshot:

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Mether 2

Click Review > Protect Workbook. See screenshot:

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2. Then in the Protect Structure and Windows dialog, check Structure option and type the password into the text box, then click OK; and retype the password again into the text box of Confirm Password dialog. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK. Now the workbook cannot be change the structure without a password.

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