Excel Sharepoint allows you to lock cells in your workbook to prevent unauthorized changes and ensure data integrity. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of locking cells in Excel Sharepoint, enhancing workbook security and collaboration efficiency.
To lock cells in Excel Sharepoint, you need to use the desktop version of Excel and follow a few simple steps to ensure worksheet protection. First, unlock the cells that should be editable in the Protection tab of the Format Cells dialog. This allows you to specify which cells should remain locked and which ones can be edited by others.
Next, go to the Review tab of the ribbon and click on the Protect Sheet button. This will open a dialog box where you can set a password to protect the worksheet. By setting a password, you ensure that only authorized individuals can make changes to the locked cells. Be sure to remember the password and keep it secure.
Once you have applied the protection, it’s important to test it to ensure that it works as intended. Upload the protected workbook to the cloud and open it in Excel Online. You will find that the protection you set in the desktop version of Excel still works in Excel Online. This feature ensures that your locked cells remain protected even when collaborating with others remotely.
However, it’s worth noting that Excel for the Web does not currently offer a built-in locking feature. So, if you need to apply additional layers of security, it’s recommended to use the desktop version of Excel to lock cells in Sharepoint.