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25-06-2012, 20:27   #1
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Protected Excel file

Hi,

i have an excel file who's spreadsheets are locked / protected.

All i want to do is to copy the cells from one of the excel spreadsheet , and paste them into a new spreadsheet - but i can not do so.

i can not select any of the cells on any of the spreadsheets on the file.

can anyone help?

there are no formulas or anything in the spreadsheets, just text.

it would be a great help.

thanks

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25-06-2012, 20:32   #2
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Can you print it to a PDF and then copy from the PDF into word?
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25-06-2012, 23:04   #3
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DId you try a "Save as" and then try copy? Check the file properties to ensure it is not read only. If you cannot change this then try the new file you saved.
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26-06-2012, 09:36   #4
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I never understand why people protect their sheets to that level. You could ask for the password or there are tools for recovering lost excel sheet passwords you could look up.
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26-06-2012, 13:39   #5
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This looks interesting, let me know if you try it and works.
It says it only works if you can open the workbook initially.

http://www.straxx.com/free-excel-password-remover-2012/
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26-06-2012, 14:02   #6
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This looks interesting, let me know if you try it and works.
It says it only works if you can open the workbook initially.

http://www.straxx.com/free-excel-password-remover-2012/
I just tried it on a random sheet and it worked straight away
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