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Need an Excel expert. . .

by Coryphaeus / August 6, 2008 9:25 PM PDT

I'm going to do some consulting (telecom training) and will invoice the company for delivery time and expenses. I have the Excel invoice template and will fill it out and email it. Is there any way to "lock" the file so it cannot be changed by the company?


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I'm here!!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 6, 2008 9:34 PM PDT

Short answer, yes. In Excel with the worksheet open, goto Tools > Protection > Protect sheets.

Select the elements you want, (or de-select to protect against any form of editing), and enter a password. Repeat the password when prompted, and save the file.

You could experiment with Protect Workbook as an alternative.

Don't forget that password!

Does that help?

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If I'd known it was you. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 6, 2008 9:48 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm here!!

I'd've emailed you!

Thanks, that sounds like what I need. I'll play with it and see what happens.

Thanks, Mark.

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Mark, BTW. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 6, 2008 10:05 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm here!!
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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 6, 2008 10:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Mark, BTW. . .

You've tried this before, in the early days of my membership here Happy

You're very welcome to use the image I provided in my profile, it is of Yoda, from Star Wars. It's a close match!

Any real ones will break your web page, and possibly the internet.


PS, in the Beta version of these forums, that image doesn't appear in my new profile page. I expect Lee and Co to fix those pages at some time.

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I remember now. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 6, 2008 10:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Ahh.

But I'm afraid the picture of Yoda would look like too many other people. LOL

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I send then the PDF.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 6, 2008 10:52 PM PDT

Open Office's spreadsheet can load most XLS files and has a PDF feature.

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Yeah, but. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 6, 2008 11:04 PM PDT
In reply to: I send then the PDF.

I may look at Open Office.

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You can use any PDF creation software
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 12:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Yeah, but. . .

I was just noting something I use for submitting the bills.

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(NT) Ah!
by Coryphaeus / August 7, 2008 12:51 AM PDT
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