How to make an excel file read only

July 26, 2022
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Do you need to make an Excel file read only? Perhaps you have a document that you don't want others to be able to edit, or maybe you just want to make sure that no one can delete any of your data. Whatever the reason, it's easy to do! In this guide, we will show you how to make an Excel file read only in just a few simple steps. Keep reading for more information.

One of the benefits of making an Excel file read only is that it protects your data from being accidentally deleted or modified. If you have sensitive information in your spreadsheet, this can be a very important consideration. Additionally, making a file read only can also help to prevent corruption if multiple people are editing the same document.

By ensuring that only one person can make changes at a time, you can minimize the risk of errors.

Now that we've covered the benefits, let's take a look at how to make an Excel file read only. The process is pretty straightforward and only takes a few steps.

How to Make an Excel File Read Only: First Method

1. Open the WPS excel file you want to make read only.

2. Now as open the file you want to make read only go to the review. And select the cell which have data.

3. After selecting the data click on the protect sheet option.

4. After entering the password hit ok button. When you will click ok the reenter the password option will appear.

5. Now after entering the password which you enter before click the ok button.

6. As you click ok your excel file has become the read only. You cannot modify the read-only when you will try to enter the data.

How to Make an Excel File Read Only: Second Method

1. Open the WPS excel file you want to make read only.

2. Select the data you want to make read-only and then go the the menu and then options.

3. As you go to the options now you have to set the password and then check the box of read only recommended and then click Ok.

How to Make an Excel File Read Only: Third Method

1. Go to the menu option and choose save as option.

2. As you click on the save as choose the encrypt.

3. After clicking on Encrypt the password window will be open now set the password to modify.

4. After setting the password to modify the check the read-only recommended option and click ok you has make your file read-only.

Making an Excel file read only is a great way to protect your data. Whether you're worried about someone accidentally deleting something or you just want to make sure that no one can edit your work, making a file read only is the way to go. We hope that this guide has been helpful and that you now know how to make an Excel file read only. Thanks for reading!

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