Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)
Free Chapter
Table of Contents
Title Page

Tip 49: Hiding and Locking Your Formulas

If you distribute workbooks to other users, you may want to hide your formulas. This tip describes how to do so.

Every cell has two key properties: Locked and Hidden. A locked cell can’t be changed, and the contents of a hidden cell don’t appear in the Formula bar when the cell is selected. By default, every cell is locked and not hidden. But it’s important to remember that these attributes have no effect unless the worksheet itself is protected.

A common scenario is to lock (and possibly hide) formula cells and unlock constant (nonformula cells).

Hiding and locking formula cells

Follow these steps to hide all of the formula cells on the active worksheet:

1. Select a single cell, and choose Home⇒Editing⇒Find & Select⇒Go To Special. Excel displays the Go To Special dialog box.

2. In the Go To Special dialog box, choose the Formulas option and make sure all four check boxes...