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How to Lock Cells in Excel: Keyboard Shortcut

Locking cells in Excel is a great way to protect important data in your spreadsheet. By locking cells, you can prevent other users from accidentally or deliberately changing the data in those cells. In this article, we'll show you how to lock cells in Excel using a keyboard shortcut.

To lock cells in Excel, first select the cells that you want to lock. Then press the Ctrl + 1 keys on your keyboard to open the Format Cells dialog box. In the Protection tab, check the Locked checkbox. Finally, click the OK button to close the dialog box.

Now your selected cells are locked. To test this, try to edit one of the locked cells. You should see a warning message telling you that the cell is locked and cannot be edited.

If you want to allow other users to edit the locked cells, you can do so by giving them the password to the sheet. To do this, open the Format Cells dialog box again and enter the password in the Password to unprotect sheet box. Now when other users try to edit the locked cells, they will be prompted to enter the password.

Locking cells in Excel is a great way to protect important data in your spreadsheet. By locking cells, you can prevent other users from accidentally or deliberately changing the data in those cells. In this article, we've shown you how to lock cells in Excel using a keyboard shortcut. Give it a try and see how it can help you protect your data.

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