Sometimes author wants certain users to input data into Excel spreadsheet. However, other non-authorized users should not change data in the Excel workbook.
Excel 2010’s range protection uses password to prevent un-authorized change to file. Here are steps to set it up.
- Select cells that authorized users can change
- Click “Allow User to Edit Ranges” option in “Review” tab
- Enter Range name and password
- Protect the worksheet
- Excel asks for password if the range is selected.
That is it, simple but effective.