Password Protecting Excel Sheet

Hi,

Is it possible to create a password in order to get in to 
an excel file.  When a user clicks on this file, they 
would be prompted for a password.  I know how to password 
protect things once in the file, but I also want to lock 
anyone out who does not have a password.

Thanks,

Chuck
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anonymous (74722)
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Chuck,

File/SaveAs
In the upper right of the dialog box.....
Tools/General Options.

John

"ChuckW" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0d4101c3db78$a3a1e340$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Is it possible to create a password in order to get in to
> an excel file.  When a user clicks on this file, they
> would be prompted for a password.  I know how to password
> protect things once in the file, but I also want to lock
> anyone out who does not have a password.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chuck


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jwilson (359)
1/15/2004 3:26:05 PM
Hi ChuckW!

Always useful to give the Excel Version that you have as these things
change:

In all Versions it is under the Save As dialog but there are
variations:



Excel 97 and, I believe, before

File > Save As

Press Options Button

Select from alternatives available

Impose or Change password

OK

Re-confirm password or passwords

OK

Save



With Excel 2000:

File > Save As > Tools > General Options

Select from alternatives available

Impose or Change password

OK

Re-confirm password or passwords

OK

Save



With Excel 2002(XP) and 2003

Two routes are now available:

Tools > Options > Security

Select from alternatives available

Impose or Change password

Re-confirm password or passwords

OK



OR (As before with Excel 2000)

File > Save As > Tools > General Options

Select from alternatives available

Impose or Change password

Re-confirm password or passwords

OK

Save


-- 
Regards
Norman Harker MVP (Excel)
Sydney, Australia
njharker@optusnet.com.au
Excel and Word Function Lists (Classifications, Syntax and Arguments)
available free to good homes.


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1/16/2004 12:53:20 AM
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