Protect the most private content of certain Excel cells

In the same way that it happens with all the data that we enter or with the formulas that we use in Excel , its interface is an extremely important element. The whole set allows us to work in the best way with our spreadsheets, generally full of numerical elements.

With everything and with it in these lines we want to focus on the aforementioned user interface that this powerful program that is part of Office offers us. In the suite we can find various widely used and widespread applications, among which we can highlight Word and Excel. Despite coming together, both software solutions are very different from each other. As we already mentioned, below, we want to focus on the use of the program that we use to create spreadsheets and work with numerical data.

Protect the most private content of certain Excel cells

Here we find everything necessary to operate with these elements and obtain the best results. But keep in mind that sometimes here we are going to create documents made up of hundreds or thousands of independent data , which can be a problem. However, Microsoft Excel offers us everything necessary to handle these huge amounts of numbers in the best way.

In these lines we are going to leave aside the functions, operations and formulas that we normally use from this software. We are going to focus more on that huge number of independent cells that make up your user interface . From the first moment we will realize that these elements are the most suitable for working with numbers and results. One of its peculiarities is that we can make changes independently in each of the cells that we have on the screen. As you can imagine, this opens up a wide range of possibilities.

Protect Excel interface cells individually

It goes without saying that here, in the cells that we are commenting on, is where we enter our own data, or where the results obtained are reflected. However, there are certain occasions in which they are somewhat sensitive or we simply want to protect them in some way. We have already told you before that we can treat these cells completely independently, which means that we can only protect those that interest us . To achieve this, the first thing we do is click with the right mouse button on the cell in question and choose the Format cells option.

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Next, a window will appear in which we can configure a multitude of parameters referring to these elements. But in the case at hand we will have to place ourselves in the so-called Protect . Here we find two interesting options that will help us when it comes to keeping certain data in the Excel spreadsheet safe . On the one hand, we have the possibility of blocking the modification of the values or results exposed here.

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But that’s not all, since it may be the case that we want the content of that cell not to be seen by anyone else. Therefore, here we also find an interesting function to hide the content of that specific cell. All this will help us to largely safeguard the data of certain cells of our Excel sheet if we need it.