When you protect a worksheet, all cells are locked by default. This means that users cannot insert or delete rows. However, you can specify which cells users are allowed to modify.
Try opening Excel in safe mode, insert some content in multiple cells and then select the cells and press the Delete key to confirm if the content is cleared or not.
You're scrolling down your worksheet (or scrolling to the side), but part of it is frozen in place. This is probably because at some point you decided to freeze the panes. To fix this, click View > Window > Unfreeze Panes.
The file might be locked because: The file is shared and another user is currently editing it. An instance of the Office app is running in the background with the file already opened.
What is a locked row in Excel? A locked row in Excel is a horizontal section of a spreadsheet that remains visible even if you scroll to another section. Locking a row in Excel can allow you to keep important information in view as you navigate large amounts of data.
Hold down CONTROL, click the selected cells, then on the pop-up menu, click Insert. On the Insert menu, select whether to shift the selected cells down or to the right of the newly inserted cells.
Microsoft Excel can't insert new cells because it would push non-empty cells off the end of the worksheet". These cells might appear empty but have blank values, some formatting, or a formula. Delete enough rows or columns to make room for what you want to insert and then try again."
Select the adjacent columns for the hidden columns. Right-click the selected columns, and then select Unhide.
to delete a column in a spreadsheet, right-click the column heading, where you see the column letter. This should open a context menu where you see the "Delete" command. If the delete command is grayed out, the worksheet may be protected and you need to unprotect it first via Review ribbon > Unprotect Sheet.
If you want to delete multiple rows or columns at the same time, you can use the Ctrl+Shift+- shortcut. Simply select the rows or columns you want to delete, and then press the Ctrl+Shift+- keys on your keyboard. All of the selected rows and columns will be deleted.
To check this, go to File > Options > Advanced. Scroll down to the "Editing options" section and make sure "Enable automatic resizing of cells" is checked. If it's not, check it and try double-clicking on a column header again. Hopefully one of those solutions solves your problem!
When you have selected a cell and entered “Cell Edit” mode, which allows you to change a cell's contents, the insert columns feature is disabled. All you need to do to solve this is to exit the “Cell Edit” mode, which is as simple as hitting “Esc” on your keyboard.
Right click and choose Format cells. Go to the Protection tab and uncheck Locked option and click Ok.
Click File > Options > Advanced. , click Excel Options, and then click the Advanced category. Under Editing options, do one of the following: To enable Edit mode, select the Allow editing directly in cells check box.
Select File > Info. Select Protect Workbook, point to Restrict Permission by People, and then select Restricted Access. In the Permissions dialog box, select Restrict permission to this workbook, and then assign the access levels that you want for each user.
Open the workbook that you want to change or remove the password for. On the Review tab, click Protect Sheet or Protect Workbook. Click Unprotect Sheet or Protect Workbook and enter the password. Clicking Unprotect Sheet automatically removes the password from the sheet.
Once the data is filtered, you can delete only the filtered rows by selecting the filtered data and pressing the "Ctrl" and "-" keys on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the "Delete" dialog box. Make sure that the "Shift cells up" option is selected and then click the "OK" button.
Tip: You can also click the first row heading, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+END.