Updating formulas in excel

07 Apr

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When you create a worksheet, sometimes you need to use some formulas, and you don’t want other users to change, edit or delete the formulas. Then click Home Go To Special, and a Go To Special dialog box will appear. And then click Review Protect Sheet, and a Protect Sheet dialog box will pop out, you can enter the password in the Passwordto unprotect sheet box. Then click Highlight Formulas to highlight all formula cells. Select all the highlighted cells and click Selection Lock to lock the formulas.

The easiest and most common way of preventing people from playing with your formulas is to lock and protect cells which contain formulas in your worksheet. Check Formulas from Select option, and then click OK. All of the cells which contain formulas will be selected.5. Right click on the selected cells, and choose Format Cells from the context menu, and a Format Cells dialog box will display. And there is a dialog pops out to remind you that the fomulas cannot lock until protect the sheet. Now click Protect Sheet to type the password to protect the sheet. Now the formulas are locked and protected, and you can click Close Design to disable the Design tab.2.

For these and many other professions, working with spreadsheets is an essential tool in the daily routine. If you did not pay attention in high school algebra class, don’t fret!

People who are math wizards will probably immediately take to Excel and use it like a natural extension of their computational processes. All you need to do is learn some basic knowledge of formulas and functions from this How-To Geek School series and apply them to your work.

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Please, advise if it is possible to lock the formula cells in excel so that it is possible to delete other bulk data from the file without deleting the formulas?

Select the whole worksheet with Ctrl A, and right click, choose Format Cells from the context menu.2. If you want to quickly protect multiple sheets, please try to use the Kutools for Excel’s Protect Worksheet as shown in the following screenshot.Additionally, if the formula is entered correctly and the data used in the formula changes, by default, Excel will automatically recalculate and update the answer.This tutorial covers in detail how to create and use formulas, including a step by step example of a basic Excel formula.I have: I cannot put my cursor in each box and hit enter, there are too many boxes.In addition, this is creating a major error trap in a spreadsheet that needs to be correct.