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Excel 2007 I have working spreadsheets with formula.  I want to distribute the sheets to other users but time limit their operation to a period that will expire say 12 months. I would then require the user to either have a new sheet sent to them by myself or a new password that will activate their spreadsheet that again will expire at the given period of time. Many thanks steve@alurestore.co.nz

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  • stevetnz Oct 16, 2008

    Thank you.
    I have found a solution. A program called LockXls. It provides all the answers for time limitation etc

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To my best of knowledge this is not possible or this can be done you have to program a macro, for this please consult a good programer

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The option for protecting spreadsheet for a certain period of time is not there. You can only set a password. To do this follow the steps :

1. Click on the Microsoft Office icon
2. Click File --- Save As
3. At the bottom of the File Save As window Click on Tools-Option

This way you can set a password and also modify it.

Thanks.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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    Indrajit Roy Oct 16, 2008

    Once you click on Tools - Option you will find two option there ;



    1. Password to open a file

    2. Password to modify a file



    So you can give the password to all the user for only opening the file so that they cannot modify it. Keep the Password to modify to you only and dont give that password to anyone.



    Hope this will be of help to you.



    Thanks

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So you want a trial period of a year for a spreadsheet?

Good to see your from Nz by the way, good to meet a fellow kiwi.

OK, the thing with the trial period, is that it will, as far as im away, need to be programmed.
I only know basics in java, so i personally cant help.Though i do think that if you googled how to incroparate excel into a new program, it may help.

Sorry i cant help more mate.
Thanks
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You can only put a password to the spreadsheet but there's no time expiration option, perhaps it isn't possible to do it.. Its an MS Excel limitation.

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