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Re: Cell write protect?

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  • Subject: [mg50587] Re: [mg50575] Cell write protect?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 06:44:43 -0400 (EDT)
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On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 04:06:51 -0400 (EDT), Steve Gray wrote:
> Is there a way to prevent a cell from accidentally being deleted or
> modified? Like a write
> protect? I see that turning Cell Edit off does not prevent deleting.
> Thanks for any information.
> Steve Gray

Format->Option Inspector

With the scope set to 'selection', look under Cell Options->General 
Properties.  With the cell (or cells) you want to make undeletable, change 
Deletable->False, then Editable->False.  Note that you have to do it in 
this order, as once you set Editable->False on a cell, you can't make any 
other changes to it until you set Editable->True again.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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