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Bug Spreadsheet sheet protection

I can’t allow a change in cell contents in a protected spreadsheet sheet, despite setting “select unlocked cells”.
The selection is possible, but not the modification??
Only the additional setting “select locked cells” allows the modification.
In this case, it is of course possible to select a lock cell.
If we try to modify, a warning message appears then…

Hello @Max

This is expected behavior. The Protect Sheet feature disables the possibility to make changes in the whole sheet.

You can set certain ranges that can be edited with Allow Edit Ranges.

For example, I’ve allowed range from A1 to B8 to be edited without password, then protected the sheet with password, the result goes like this:
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If I misunderstood you then please clarify the request.

Hello Constantine,
Thank you for your reply!
After insisting with several different settings to understand this protection, unfortunately I do not distinguish the logic of these commands…
I made you a little recap to try to be clear…

What I’m looking for:

  1. Not being able to access red cells. (or modify them…)
  2. Be able to access green cells and be able to edit them.

1st Parameter test:
I locked the Red cells, not the Green ones…
I only allow the selection of unlocked cells, i.e. the Green ones.
The result is NOK because the Green zone is accessible, but not modifiable!
2nd Parameter test:
By locking all the cells…
… Then by creating an authorized zone:

Then validated:


The result is that I can’t access any of the cells !..

I am very sorry for misunderstanding the request.

This scenario can be achieved by unlocking needed cells and then setting up Protect Sheet. The cells can be unlocked by selecting needed range and removing next checkbox in the Protection tab of the main toolbar:

But, unfortunately, right now there is a bug (number 59578) that prevents unlocked cells from being edited when the sheet is protected with Protect Sheet feature. This bug is fixed in the upcoming version 7.3 of our editors. We are planning to release new version in 6-8 weeks.
Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your feedback.
Bug, so he had…
We are both “liberated”!
I’m waiting for the new version.
Kind regards.

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Hello @Max
We have released v.7.3. Please update the app and double-check the situation.

Thank you for your information.
I searched (in vain…) for a procedure to perform this upgrade.
Not wanting to do stupid things I sent a few days ago an email request to the technique. but… I don’t have an answer yet…
Can you guide me?
Thank you.

Hello again @Max

Here are the links to the updating guides of ONLYOFFICE Docs Community Edition for different OS types: