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Protecting a Single Worksheet in Excel

There are a few different ways that you can protect a single worksheet in Excel. One way is to use the Protect Sheet feature. To do this, go to the Review tab and click on Protect Sheet. A dialog box will appear and you can select which cells you want to lock and whether or not you want to allow users to insert rows or columns. You can also specify a password if you want to make sure that only certain people can unprotect the sheet.

Another way to protect a worksheet is by hiding it. To do this, right-click on the tab at the bottom of the sheet and select Hide. The worksheet will then be hidden from view. If someone tries to unhide it, they will get a message saying that the sheet is protected and they will need a password to unhide it.

You can also protect a worksheet by making it very difficult to read. To do this, go to the Home tab and click on the Format button. Select Column Width from the drop-down menu and enter 1. This will make all of the columns very narrow so that it is difficult to read the data. You can also hide row headers by going to View and unchecking Row Headers. This will make it so that there are no numbers down the left side of the sheet.

If you want to prevent people from accidentally deleting data, you can lock cells. To do this, select the cells that you want to lock and go to the Format tab. Click on Lock Cell. Now, when someone tries to delete data from those cells, they will get an error message.

Figure 1: Protect Sheet dialog box in Excel

Figure 2: Hiding a sheet in Excel

Figure 3: Making columns narrow in Excel

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