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Old 07-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
knobby67
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protect/lock a cell in libreoffice calc


hi all,
is there a way to lock an individual cell in libreoffice? I can lock/protect a whole document or sheet, but can for the life of work out how to lock an individual sheet.
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-12-2011, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hi -

Lock file: Yes.

Lock individual cell or individual sheet: apparently not.

Here's one rationale (from a "coordinate authors" perspective):
Quote:
http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/.../msg02273.html

Hi

This seems to be normal behaviour. The first person to open the document should
be able to edit it. If the document is then opened a 2nd and 3rd (or more) time
then it can only be edited by the 1st one. The other people can open it as
"read only".

If everyone could edit the same cells at the same time then there might be some
confusion about which edit to keep because there are a lot of contradictory
'obvious' answers.

It might be worth trying to open the document in google-docs a number of times
and see how it gets handled there.
Good luck and regards from
Tom
 
Old 07-12-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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I have lock cell feature - after right clicking on the cell, selecting "Format cells" and switching to last tab "Cell Protection" and selecting checkbox "Protected". You must also enable "Protect Sheet" from "Tools" menu.
 
Old 07-13-2011, 03:24 AM   #4
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I have lock cell feature - after right clicking on the cell, selecting "Format cells" and switching to last tab "Cell Protection" and selecting checkbox "Protected". You must also enable "Protect Sheet" from "Tools" menu.
If I select protect sheet I can't write to any cell if it's protected or not. Any cell just gives a libre 3.3 protoeced cells cannot be modified.
paulsm4 libreoffices rationale seems wrong, nor does it seem work that way in the software. All I want to do is lock cells ( like I've always done in other software ) so users can't over write certain cells, eg column headers where users fill in data etc.
 
Old 07-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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For me it works as expected, when sheet is protected then locked cells are unmodifiable and non locked cells I can modify. I am using libreoffice-3.3.2.2, from Ubuntu repository. First I must deselect "Protect" option from cells which should not be protected as initially all cells are protected.

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