We usually have a lot of cells with formulas in our worksheets. Wanted to protect these separately? You can protect all cells with formulas using Excel Macros!
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?
Locks all of the cells with formulas
Copy Source Code:
Sub ProtectAllCellsWithFormulas() 'Lock all of the cells with formulas in one go With ActiveSheet .Unprotect .Cells.Locked = False .Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas).Locked = True .Protect AllowDeletingRows:=True End With End Sub
These are our cells with formulas:
STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic
STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.
STEP 3: Let us test it out!
Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros
Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.
With just one click, all of the cells with formulas are now protected!
How to Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel