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Protect.UserInterfaceOnly:=True


I have a model that runs perfectly in excel 2000 but gives me fits in excel 2003. Basically I have a protected input sheet with several macro buttons the user may execute. In excel 2000 the macro code executes fine using the line "Protect.UserInterfaceOnly:=True". When I try to run the same macros in excel 2003 the user is prompted for a password to unprotect the sheet before the code will execute. What is even more curious is that it only does this the first time a macro is executed. subsequent executions work fine. I would prefer not to give out the password to the users of excel 2003 but I've had no choice thus far.

Anyone have any idea how to fix this in excel 2003?

Thanks,
Mickey




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Protect Sheet : UserInterfaceOnly
hi,

in excel 2003 i have tried experimenting with the protect method and userinterfaceonly:= true
i need macros to run but i want sheets protected (to protect formula cells etc) but still allow selection of some unlocked cells for data entry
I tried also using EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells
i was trying to do all of this using the following code:

Code:Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim wSheet As Worksheet

         For Each wSheet In Worksheets
        wSheet.EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells
        wSheet.Protect Password:="Secret", _
        UserInterFaceOnly:=True
    
Next wSheet
End Sub


I have a "menu" sheet with command buttons. each button corresponds to a different sheet and different target cells on a sheet. the command button click events will activate a worksheet and hide a selection of rows at the same time. (this is for security, each sheet is restricted to specific userId's)

firstly, i dont know if this is really the right way to go about but i want this "enable selection" property to apply to all of the worksheets.
now, if i use this (i know enable selection might be recorded incorrectly here but i did get it to work some way just cant remember how)
then my macros will run and when i go to my first sheet (using a command button click event) i can select only unlocked cells but then if i select a hyperlink that takes me to the "menu" sheet that I have i get a code error because my macro on "Worksheet Deactivate" events is supposed to "Rows.Hidden = False"
and it says there is an error with the Hidden Property - in other words the macro has stopped running

what can i do??



Edited by - jonnysx on 10/12/2007 6:06:17 PM

Userinterfaceonly
I have a mastermacro that calls 4 other macros in succession.


Code:

Public Sub mastermacro ()
Call clearoldranges 'clear worksheets of previous data
Call protectallws
Call listof
Call getdata 'Gets data for the current period

End Sub
If I comment out call protectallws the macro works fine. However, when I allow protectallws to run I get an error message for the line


Code:
ActiveWorkbook.XmlMaps("thiscr_Map").Import URL:=scr
which is in one of the macros. I believe the error is because the worksheet is protected. However, why would I get an error if I am using the userinterfaceonly option as you can see in the protectallws macro below. The error is run time error 1004 application defined or object defined error.


Code:
Public Sub protectallws()
Dim ws As Worksheet
For Each ws In Worksheets
ws.Protect userinterfaceonly:=True

Next

End Sub

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I have a macro that executes changes in protected cells and I use the line: Sheets("SheetName").Protect UserInterfaceOnly:=True and it has always worked fine. However, a user running the model in office 2003 on Windows xp is experiencing problems. Apparently when he executes the macro he gets the "unprotect" prompt asking for the password but there is no code that specifically unprotects the sheet. Does anyone know what is going on here and how I can fix it? Also, searching the forum, I've seen the same line of code as above with "vbTrue" instead of just "True". Is there a difference?

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