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

Final Result: 

Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

Exercise Workbook:

Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

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These are our cells with formulas:

Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

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

Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

With just one click, all of the cells with formulas are now protected!

 Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

How to Protect All Cells With Formulas Using Macros In Excel

 

HELPFUL RESOURCE:

101 Macros Book

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