Excel File Recovery

How to Use the Windows Username to Limit Access to Worksheets

In a company environment we might wish to control what a user can and can’t see within a workbook, depending on their authority level. Windows usernames and levels are stored in a database (preferably) or, as in this case, a hidden sheet within the workbook. This article assumes the reader has the Developer ribbon displayed, and is familiar with the VBA Editor. If not, please Google Excel Developer Tab or Excel Code Window. Open a blank workbook. In testing our code, Sheets 1, 2 and 3...

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How to Protect Your Excel Application from Unlicensed Use

A developer who intends to license an application might wish to limit its use to, say, a three day trial before locking out unregistered users. One way to do this is discussed below. The article assumes the reader has the Developer ribbon displayed and is familiar with the VBA Editor. If not, please Google “Excel Developer Tab” or “Excel Code Window”. The xlsm in this exercise can be downloaded here. When it opens, it might request a password, which is 123. The development code...

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2 Different Methods to Create a Funnel Chart in Your Excel

When you need to show the information in a chart according to the values, you can create a funnel chart. Hence, you can use the two methods in this article to create such a chart. The information in a funnel chart can show the original data in a more intuitive way than the ordinary chart. Funnel chart can also reflect data and information in a clearly way. Therefore, in such a chart, you can know the relationship of different data and information clearly. The image below shows a range of...

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