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: 

Exercise Workbook:

DOWNLOAD EXCEL WORKBOOK


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

HELPFUL RESOURCE:

101 Macros Book

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