It seems you cannot do any changes on it, but you can save the read-only excel file as another one to remove modify password. Today, when I go to open stuff. Surely, read-only excel file could prevent accidental changes on it. The Immediate window will open below the code window. I am using the code below to disable the save function very successafully.
I have checked the recycle bin, this did not go into auto recover nothing of the like. We all have different situations and it's impossible to account for every particular need one might have. This served as a good check and also prevented a bunch of confusion. Way 3: Excel file restricted with editing password When you wanting to open the Excel file that is restricted with modify password, you will be prompted to enter password for write access, or open the Excel file as read only. When the file is opened, a message is displayed asking the user if they wish to open as read-only. I'm new to macros and would appreciate any help this board can offer.
If you select the No option, the file will be opened in editable mode. A Macro in this file creates a Copy of a specific Sheet within the Active Workbook and I want to Save it to the individual's Desktop. This poses a problem since the changes could not be saved if the file was Read-Only. You won't be able to edit anything on this read only Excel file, unless you remove the read only from it. Last night I spent several hours working on an Excel 2002 spreadsheet and it has disappeared. The odd thing is if I create a new button it works fine until I save and close the file.
Is it possible to write a macro that will start with the first file in a folder, open it and update links, run a macro, save and close, and open the next file in the folder until it has open all the files in the folder. This file was used by multiple people and my colleagues were accidentally updating the workbook while somebody else was already in the file. Memorize the password or store it in a safe place, such as in a secure password manager program. Activate 'Check to see if file is Read-Only If InStr 1, Application. In order for me to do it on the 75-100 files I have at any given time, I need to open one, run the macro, close and save, then open the next one.
For some reason it currently does not do this, and I have multiple users with the same doc open. I earn a small commission if you buy any products using my affiliate links to Amazon. Click Protect Workbook in the same location and type password to unprotect workbook structure and windows. Now if you make any change in the read-only workbook, you will not be able to save the workbook. I want to make one of the worksheets in an Excel 2010 workbook read-only, but I don't want to use a password. I'm just not certain what value I'm replacing in the Macro above. When I reopen the file none of the buttons work.
A workbook is another name for an Excel spreadsheet file, whereas a worksheet is an individual tab of spreadsheet data within the file. And then clear the check box next to Read-only recommended. In this post, we will explore some of the options available. In a comment above, madamission pointed out that there's no password prompt to unprotect a sheet when the protecting password is blank, and that makes the approach more palatable. How to remove the read only password? No matter what I select, the object moves off the screen, when the user, scrolls to the right of the spreadsheet. If open the Excel file as read-only, and you edit it on the read only mode, you won't be able to save it as the same Excel file name on the same location.
I have an excel form, I want my users to be able to open the form, fill in appropriate data, then click the save button. To open the file as just read-only, click on the Read Only option. I even thought perhaps I didn't save it as often as I thought, I know that I did but I remembered that I saved it at least once and I can't even find an Excel file that has been modified since Thurs!!! I'm curious why you don't like it. We have a large 4,000+ rows excel worksheet from a prior employee that I would like to be able to use, but it is password protected and no one has the password. I have never had a file to just disappear with no trace. The file will be opened, but not as read-only. Its really doing my head in.
But if you want to disable excel file read only, removing or recovering excel file password to is necessary at first. Generally, you'll need to set a password that will need to be entered to make changes to this file. By not setting a password it will not prompt you for a password if you want to unprotect it. I got into the button properties and set the background colors. Thank you so much, Incognito Re: Redefining A Workbook As Read Only Upon Opening I've never moved back and forth. Ignored if there's no password for the file or if Mode is xlReadOnly. If I right-click the button in Design Mode and select Properties, I get sheet properties not the button properties.
But again, the second I save as. I have checked Macro Security level and that is the same as mine, Tools - Add-Ins is the same, In Visual Basic, Tools - References is the same as mine. You can delete the old Excel file, and rename the new Excel file name to the old one. This will allow you to see everything but prevent you from clicking on any of the cells. When I click them nothing happens.
There are a few annoyance like having to deal with a dialog box when you turn it on and dealing with a popup box whenever you try to edit a cell. This procedure would spare me from entering the figures repeatedly on multiple files, reducing possible errors, duplication etc. . If you know the password that protect worksheet and workbook, remove read only in excel file would be so easy. Thank you very much for your help.