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How to limit access to a range of cells in Excel?

If you protect a sheet with the Protect Sheet feature in Excel, all cells in the whole sheet will be protected. But in some cases, you may just want to limit access to a range of cells and leaving others to be editable, how can you solve it? In this article, I am going to talking about how to limit access to a range of cells in Excel.

Restrict access to cells


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1. Select the whole worksheet by clicking the triangle in left corner. See screenshot:
doc retrisct access to cell 1

2. Then right click to choose Format Cells from the context menu. See screenshot:
doc retrisct access to cell 2

3. In the Format Cells dialog, under Protection tab, uncheck Locked option. See screenshot:
doc retrisct access to cell 3

4. Click OK, then select the range you want to limit access to, and press Ctrl + 1 keys together to enable the Format Cells dialog again, then check Locked option under Protection tab. See screenshot:
doc retrisct access to cell 4

5. Click OK. Then go to Review > Protect Sheet to enable the Protect Sheet dialog, and check Protect Worksheet and contents of locked cells option, and check Select unlocked cells or other options as you need in the Allow all users of this worksheet to section, type and confirm the password. See screenshot.

doc retrisct access to cell 5
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6.. Click OK. Now only the locked cells cannot be edit, and other cells are free.


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