Lcoking Individual cells in Excel 2007

How do you lock individual cells in Excel 2007 without locking/protecting the entire worksheet?

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Last updated February 21, 2018 Views 4,331 Applies to:

EXCEL 2007

Take the following actions assuming that the range that you wish to, "lock" is D 83 to D 85.

1. Go into you Worksheet and click on cell to the left of column A and above the number 1.

This should highlight the whole Worksheet.

2. Ctrl + 1 (at the same time) / Custom Lists pane should launch (sometimes this window has a different name because there is a bug in the software here) / go to the Protection tab / remove the tick (check) from the Locked field and hit OK.

3. Now go back to your Worksheet and highlight cells D83 to D 85 only / Ctrl + 1 again / Custom Lists should launch / go to Protection tab again and place a tick (check) in the Locked field / OK.

4. Home tab / Cells group / Format / Protect Sheet / Protect Sheet window should launch / put a password of your choice in / hit OK / put password in again / OK.

5. Now to test that it has worked go back to cells D 83 to D 85.

If you try to enter info into any of those 3 cells you will not be able to but you will be able to see the formulas there.

6. You should be able to enter data into all other cells in the Worksheet.

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