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Dotted border around Excel workbook

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by beast78, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. beast78

    beast78 Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2003
    Hi guys. I am not quite familiar with Excel, so would appreciate some help with this, even if this might seem like a simple question enough to many of you.

    I received an Excel file from a colleague for updating of data. There was a dotted border surrounding the whole workbook which prevents any editing of sorts beyond the dotted border.

    Is the dotted border a result of my colleague protecting the workbook?

    Thanks for the help.

  2. bomb #21

    bomb #21

    Jul 1, 2005
    The dotted border is probably due to page breaks. Protection is a separate issue -- you can check if the worksheet is protected by hovering over "Protection" under the "Tools" menu.
  3. Zack Barresse

    Zack Barresse

    Jul 25, 2004
    Is there anyway you can upload/attach a picture of this dotted border? If not, can you describe it fully, i.e. it's exact location, direction of travel, thickness, color, etc?
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