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3 easy steps to lock cells in Excel

Locking cells in Excel is a great way to protect important data in your spreadsheet. Whether you're sharing your spreadsheet with others or just want to make sure your data is safe, locking cells is a simple and effective way to do it. Here's how to do it in three easy steps:

  1. Open your spreadsheet in Excel.
  2. Select the cells you want to lock. You can do this by clicking on the cell and then dragging your mouse to select multiple cells. Alternatively, you can click on the first cell you want to lock, hold down the Shift key, and then click on the last cell you want to lock.
  3. Click the "Format" tab at the top of the screen. In the "Cells" section, click "Format Cells."

In the "Format Cells" window that appears, click the "Protection" tab. In the "Locked" field, select "Yes." Click "OK" to close the window.

Your cells are now locked!

If you ever need to edit the data in your locked cells, simply click on the "Unprotect Sheet" button in the "Protection" section of the "Format" tab. You'll be prompted to enter a password. Once you do, you'll be able to edit your locked cells.

Locking cells is a great way to protect your data. Give it a try today!

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