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Microsoft KB Archive/108352

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XL5 Err Msg: "Locked Cells Cannot Be Changed" in Dialog Sheet

Last reviewed: March 27, 1997
Article ID: Q108352

5.00 5.00c 7.00 | 5.00 5.00a

WINDOWS         | MACINTOSH

kberrmsg

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for Windows, versions 5.0, 5.0c
  • Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 5.0, 5.0a
  • Microsoft Excel for Windows 95, version 7.0

SUMMARY

In Microsoft Excel, if you copy cells from a worksheet and then attempt to paste them onto a dialog sheet, you may receive the error message

   Locked cells cannot be changed

(even though dialog sheets do not contain cells) and the information is not pasted onto the dialog sheet.

NOTE: This problem does not occur when you attempt to paste a drawing or picture object.

MORE INFORMATION

To copy cells in a worksheet and paste them into a dialog sheet, do either of the following:

  • Select an object in the dialog sheet (such as the frame of the dialog box) before you paste the information. When the cells are pasted, they will be pasted as a picture. -or-
  • Copy the cells as a picture. Instead of clicking Copy on the Edit menu, press the SHIFT key and click Copy Picture on the Edit menu.

KBCategory: kberrmsg

KBSubcategory:

Additional reference words: 5.00 5.00a 5.00c 7.00
Keywords : kberrmsg
Version : 5.00 5.00c 7.00 | 5.00 5.00a
Platform : MACINTOSH WINDOWS


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Last reviewed: March 27, 1997
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