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Can not change column width on protected sheet [closed]

asked 2013-11-24 16:58:39 +0100

Paijo gravatar image

updated 2014-01-29 20:19:23 +0100

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How to change column width in protected sheet?

I receive the file from email contains protected sheet, and I can't see some figures because the column is not wide enough.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-16 17:32:47.564814

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answered 2013-12-18 15:12:02 +0100

w_whalley gravatar image

A work around: Select all cells in the sheet (Ctrl-A), copy (Ctrl-C), and paste into a separate blank spreadsheet (Right-click, Paste Only/Number).

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That's it. In my case, i just paste everything, change the column width and I can print the sheet without the "###" on the table. Thank you!!

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-12-19 04:48:49 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-12-18 19:41:12 +0100

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Maybe the file is only-read because you are open it directly from the email, what puts the file in a temporary directory, and this is the reason for make it only-read, because is easily lose a document saved in a temporary directory. You can first save before open, or make the file editable with the edit icon.

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The file already in harddisk. Nothing wrong with the cells. I can edit, modify, save, and reopen file without any problem. I can reproduce the sample file. It contain only one protected cell (not protecting the entire sheet).

Paijo gravatar imagePaijo ( 2013-12-19 04:35:50 +0100 )edit

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