I'm creating a table for a friend to input information but he is not very good at computers. I had him work on a table in Excel and locked the page and this worked great but now I want to check his work and doing this online is the better option.

How may I lock a formula in a Google spreadsheet?

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I right-clicked on a cell (or several cells) in Google Docs Spreadsheets and there is an option "Name and Protect range" I assume you have seen this, and doesn't suit your needs? Can you clarify?


Another alternative is to set up a Google Form, and have him enter the data there: that means he cannot even see the formulas.

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