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Sometimes a computer program will display "masking characters," such as asterisks or dots, when you enter a password. These masking characters prevent others from reading a password from over your shoulder as you enter it (the masking characters are displayed instead of the actual characters you type).
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Sometimes a computer program will display "masking characters," such as asterisks or dots, when you enter a password. These masking characters prevent others from reading a password from over your shoulder as you enter it (the masking characters are displayed instead of the actual characters you type).
  
 
Because of the way in which custom dialog boxes work in Microsoft Excel, it is not possible to implement a system such as this in a custom dialog box.
 
Because of the way in which custom dialog boxes work in Microsoft Excel, it is not possible to implement a system such as this in a custom dialog box.
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Latest revision as of 09:24, 20 July 2020

Microsoft Knowledge Base

Excel: Cannot Mask Password in Custom Dialog Box

Last reviewed: September 12, 1996
Article ID: Q103127

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for Windows, versions 2.x, 3.0, 4.0, 4.0a
  • Microsoft Excel for OS/2, version 3.0
  • Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 2.x, 3.0, 4.0

SUMMARY

In Microsoft Excel, it is not possible to mask or conceal characters that are entered in a custom dialog box.

MORE INFORMATION

Sometimes a computer program will display "masking characters," such as asterisks or dots, when you enter a password. These masking characters prevent others from reading a password from over your shoulder as you enter it (the masking characters are displayed instead of the actual characters you type).

Because of the way in which custom dialog boxes work in Microsoft Excel, it is not possible to implement a system such as this in a custom dialog box.

Example

To see an example of how masking characters are used to conceal a password:

  1. From the Options menu, choose Protect Document.
  2. In the Protect Document dialog box, enter a password in the Password box.

As you type, the characters you type are not shown. Instead, asterisks (in Microsoft Excel for Windows and Microsoft Excel for OS/2) or dots (in Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh) will be displayed.

  1. Choose the Cancel button to cancel the document protection procedure.

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THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE MICROSOFT KNOWLEDGE BASE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. MICROSOFT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MICROSOFT CORPORATION OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF MICROSOFT CORPORATION OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.

Last reviewed: September 12, 1996
©1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Legal Notices.