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ProtectedViewWindow.Edit method

Opens the workbook that is open for editing in the specified Protected View window.


expression.Edit (WriteResPasswordUpdateLinks)

expression A variable that represents a ProtectedViewWindow object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
WriteResPassword Optional Variant The password required to write to a write-reserved workbook. If this argument is omitted and the workbook requires a password, the user will be prompted for the password.
UpdateLinks Optional Variant Specifies the way that external references (links) in the file, such as the reference to a range in the Budget.xls workbook in the following formula =SUM([Budget.xls]Annual!C10:C25), are updated.

If this argument is omitted, the user is prompted to specify how links will be updated. For more information about the values used by this parameter, see the Remarks section.

If Excel is opening a file in the WKS, WK1, or WK3 format and the UpdateLinks argument is 0, no charts are created; otherwise, Excel generates charts from the graphs attached to the file.

Return value



Avoid using hard-coded passwords in your applications. If a password is required in a procedure, request the password from the user, store it in a variable, and then use the variable in your code.

You can specify one of the values, listed in the following table, in the UpdateLinks parameter to determine whether external references (links) are updated when the workbook is opened.

Value Description
0 External references (links) will not be updated when the workbook is opened.
3 External references (links) will be updated when the workbook is opened.


The following code example opens the workbook that is open in the active Protected View window for editing.

Dim pvWbk As Workbook 
Set pvWbk = ActiveProtectedViewWindow.Edit

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