How Do I Protect Certain Cells Or Sheets From Being Edited By Others?

You can protect certain cells or sheets in a Google Sheets spreadsheet to prevent others from editing them. Here’s how:

  1. First, make sure that you are signed in to your Google account.
  2. Open the sheet you want to protect in Google Sheets.
  3. Select the cells, rows, or columns that you want to protect. You can do this by clicking and dragging your mouse over the cells to select them.
  4. Right-click on the selected cells and choose “Data validation” from the menu.
  5. In the “Data validation” window that appears, select the “Reject input” option under “Criteria.”
  6. Click the “Save” button to apply the protection.

You can also protect entire sheets in a Google Sheets spreadsheet to prevent others from making any changes to them. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the sheet you want to protect in Google Sheets.
  2. Click on the “Data” menu at the top of the window and choose “Protect sheets and ranges” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the “Protect sheets and ranges” window that appears, select the sheet you want to protect and click the “Set Permissions” button.
  4. In the “Set Permissions” window that appears, choose the permissions you want to grant to others. You can allow them to edit the sheet, view the sheet, or both.
  5. Click the “Done” button to apply the protection.

Note that to protect cells or sheets, you must be the owner of the sheet or have been granted edit permissions by the owner.