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Locking the Print Area in Excel

When you lock the print area in Excel, it protects the area from being modified. This is useful if you want to prevent accidental changes to your data or if you want to make sure that your data is not tampered with.

To lock the print area, first select the cells that you want to protect. Then, click the "Review" tab and click "Protect Sheet." In the "Protect Sheet" dialog box, check the "Locked" option and click "OK."

Now, when someone tries to edit the locked cells, they will be prompted with a message saying that the cells are locked and they cannot be edited. If they try to unlock the cells, they will need your password.

To unlock the cells, simply go back into the "Protect Sheet" dialog box and uncheck the "Locked" option. Then click "OK."

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