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Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

Wanted to protect your active worksheet programmatically? We will show you how to protect the active worksheet... read more

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Wanted to protect your active worksheet programmatically? We will show you how to protect the active worksheet using Macros in Excel!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Protects the active worksheet with the password specified by the user

Copy Source Code:


Sub ProtectActiveWorksheet()

Dim pword As String

'Get the password from the user
pword = InputBox("Enter a Password to Protect the Worksheet")

'Protect the Active Worksheet
ActiveSheet.Protect pword, True, True
End Sub

Final Result: 

Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookProtect-Active-Worksheet.xlsm


Here are our worksheets:

Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Select your sheet to protect. For our example let us select the Americas worksheet.

Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

Type in the password to protect the worksheet. Click OK.

Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

Try editing your worksheet. You can verify that the worksheet is now protected!

 Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Protect Active Worksheet Using Macros In Excel

 

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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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