Can macros be used on protected sheets?

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Can macros be used on protected sheets?

Postby Sophorus » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:33 pm

I have created a drill sheet for simple arithmetic operations. The sheet is intended to check the answers when a button is pushed (clicked) and to reset the entire sheet to a new set of problems when another button is pushed. To achieve this I inserted to buttons and linked each of them to a recorded macro. It worked fine, but only when the sheet is not protected. When I activate the sheet protection (to prevent accidental change to the formulas) a pop-up dialogue informs me that protected cells cannot be modified.

Is there a way I can reset the exercise (which means erasing the typed in answers, hide the check, and replace numbers with randomly generated new ones) using a button operated macro and have the macro operate on protected cells?

Thanks for any help,

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Re: Can macros be used on protected sheets?

Postby Villeroy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:51 pm

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oSh = thisComponent.Sheets.getByName("bla") 'by name
REM oSh = thisComponent.Sheets.getByIndex(0) ' sheet #1 by position
sPWD = "" 'password if any
oSh.unprotect("")
do_stuff
oSh.protect("")
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Re: Can macros be used on protected sheets?

Postby kingfisher » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:07 am

Is it not possibly simply to unprotect the cells you wish to edit? Protection is at two levels. The first level is the cell level where the default style is set to cell protection. Protecting the sheet merely switches on the cell protection.

You have these options
# Use Menu: Format >Cells >Cell Protection to remove cell protection from certain cells
# Change the default style (F11) to remove cell protection from the default style and set protection for certain cells using the Format command
# Create a new style (F11) with or without cell protection depending on how you configure the Default style.
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