Can You please suggest what could be the issue. In this article, I will introduce two methods to protect or lock an Excel template from being overwritten with password. But, sometimes, your Excel file is not allowed to be modified and saved by other users when they read the file. To protect or lock an Excel template being overwritten with a password, we can apply the Protect Sheet feature in Excel. Or, click the Protect Sheet button on the Review tab, in the Changes group.
Doing this closes the General Options dialog box and opens a Confirm Password dialog box, where you need to exactly reproduce the password. Then click the Save button to save your workbook. Another option not practical in your case because others will be using the file, is to keep it stored in a secret or hidden folder so it cannot be accessed from Explorer. You might need to double check that though. Feedback Buttons provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. And you can do as following: Step 1: Create a workbook, enter you data and format it as you need.
If someone does change the file name that way, maybe what you could do ahead of time is to place a conditional statement in an open event to evaluate the file name. Find the little Excel workbook icon near the upper left corner of the window, just to the left of the File menu option. If you just entered a password in the Password to Open text box, you need to reenter this password in the Confirm Password dialog box. The bottom line is - lock an Excel spreadsheet to prevent other users from accidentally tampering with your data, but never store sensitive information in your Excel sheets. Click the Yes button if the alert dialog box that asks whether you want to replace the existing file appears.
If you leave only these two options selected, the users of your sheet, including yourself, will be able only to select cells both locked and unlocked. Right click on that icon, left click on View Code, and paste the following procedure into the large white area that is the workbook module. Your compiled workbook with changes made by your customers will be securely stored at the location specified by the customer in a file. Step 6: Click the Save button in the Save As dialog box. Short term solution is to do a File Save As.
In this case, unprotecting the sheet takes just a single click on the Unprotect Sheet button on the ribbon or in the sheet tab's right-click menu. It is in here you should place the code below and then save the Workbook. In the first Confirm Password dialog box, enter the password you entered in the Password to Open text box. When you finish confirming the original password s , you are ready to save the workbook in the Save As dialog box. In addition to password-protection, you can secure your Excel files further by using the , which is available in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Windows Vista and Windows. If you've entered 2 passwords in the previous step, you will be asked to confirm both.
Mixing code and data is a common step on the evolutionary scale; but ultimately it is not robust. It makes sense to lock Excel sheets to avoid accidental changes in the sheet contents. Click the Save button to save the code, and then close the workbook. The code must be placed in the Private Module of the Workbook Object ThisWorkbook. If you find that your code had a bug - especially one that results in erroneous output - you don't want umpteen copies of the bad code out floating around the world. If your password does not match exactly in both characters and case the one you originally entered, Excel displays an alert dialog box, indicating that the confirmation password is not identical. You make a good point.
Distributing code updates is a royal pain if you have to worry about keeping the data in place again, the voice of experience. Allow saving in your Excel workbook or not? How to protect Excel sheet To protect a sheet in Excel 2016, 2013 and 2010, perform the following steps. The tutorial shows how to protect Excel sheet with or without passwords. To remove the password protection, repeat the above steps, and delete the password s from the Password to open and Password to modify boxes. Even if you did good version control, cleanup would still be a royal pita.
However, sometimes you may not want to go that far and rather lock only certain cells in your sheet. And you can do as following: Step 1: Create a workbook, enter data and format it. It also explains how to unlock Excel spreadsheet without password if you forgot or misplaced it. At that, try to make passwords as random as possible, for example by using our. General speaking, we rarely want to our Excel templates are modified and overwritten. Select the Read-Only Recommended check box in the General Options dialog box instead of assigning a password for editing the workbook in the Password to Modify text box when you never want the user to be able to make and save changes in the same workbook file.
In older versions below Microsoft Excel 2010 , it doesn't even matter how long and complex your password is. Unprotecting a spreadsheet is even easier, provided that you know the password. A common example is to prevent inadvertent erasure or modification of formulas. User Alert System provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. As for the code having bugs. It can be the same password of two different ones.
As indicated on the dialog window, a password is optional. Any suggestions on another method to stop the user from overwriting the source file? So long as the Workbook is opened with macros enabled the code will fire anytime any user tries to use Save As. All contents Copyright 1998-2018 by MrExcel Publishing. Ivan Moala has this on his page here. In the opening Save As window, select a folder to save the workbook, name the workbook as you need and select Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook from the Save as type drop-down list, and finally click the Save button. I have a template excel file that is loaded with macros.