How to allow spell check in a protected worksheet in Excel?
By default, the Spelling feature will be disabled after protecting worksheet as below screenshot shown. How to allow spell check in a protected worksheet in Excel? This article can help you.
Please run the below VBA code to enable the spell check feature in a protected worksheet.
1. Press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Module window. See screenshot:
VBA code: Allow spell check in a protected worksheet
Sub ProtectSheetCheckSpellCheck() 'Update by Extendoffice 2018/11/2 Dim xRg As Range On Error Resume Next Application.ScreenUpdating = False With ActiveSheet .Unprotect ("123") Set xRg = .UsedRange xRg.CheckSpelling .Protect ("123") End With Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
Note: In the code, number “123” is the password of the protected worksheet you have created for it. Please change it as you need.
3. Select the cell you need to enable the spell check in the protected worksheet, then run the VBA code by pressing the F5 key.
Then the Spelling dialog box pops up in the protected worksheet as below screenshot shown.
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