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Protecting an Entire Workbook in Excel

There are a few different ways to protect an entire workbook in Excel. One way is to password protect the workbook file itself. To do this, open the workbook in Excel and click on "File" in the top left corner. Then click "Save As" and select the location where you want to save the file. In the "Save As" dialogue box, click on the "Tools" dropdown menu and select "General Options". A new dialogue box will appear. In this dialogue box, you will see a field labeled "Password to open". Enter a password in this field and click "OK". You will be prompted to enter the password again to confirm it. Once you have done this, the workbook will be saved with a password and anyone who tries to open it will need to enter the password in order to access it.

Another way to protect an entire workbook is by protecting the structure of the workbook. This will prevent anyone from adding, deleting, or moving sheets within the workbook. To do this, open the workbook in Excel and click on "Review" in the top ribbon. Then click "Protect Workbook" from the list of options on the left side of the screen. A new dialogue box will appear. In this dialogue box, you will see a field labeled "Password". Enter a password in this field and click "OK". You will be prompted to enter the password again to confirm it. Once you have done this, the structure of the workbook will be protected and anyone who tries to make changes to it will need to enter the password in order to do so.

The last way to protect an entire workbook is by protecting specific cells within the workbook. This is useful if you only want certain people to be able to edit certain cells within the workbook. To do this, open the workbook in Excel and select the cells that you want to protect. Then click on "Format" in the top ribbon and select "Protected Cells" from the list of options on the left side of the screen. A new dialogue box will appear. In this dialogue box, you will see a field labeled "Password". Enter a password in this field and click "OK". You will be prompted to enter

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