Hassle-free software for protecting Excel workbooks, VBA and formulas
XLS Padlock is software for Microsoft Excel to copy-protect Excel workbooks. It works as a compiler that turns your Excel worksheets, formulas and VBA code into secured applications.
Safely distribute your workbook files, control which user can access your Excel worksheets and prevent copying of these sheets.
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July 8th, 2017: new tutorial about creating installers for your workbooks
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Test an Excel workbook compiled with XLS Padlock yourself. Discover how to use formula protection, custom splash screen, EULA display, VBA macro protection and even activation keys for your workbooks.
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2 Decide which formulas should be protected, so that an end user can use them, but without accessing them or being able to copy them in another Excel file.
3 Secure your sensitive VBA code by converting it to bytecode with unique XLS Padlock VBA compiler. Lock access to VBA project or prevent access to VBA editor.
4 Applications can expire after a given number of days or runs, or on a specific date. Show a trial reminder (nag screen) and an EULA (license agrement) at startup. You can also disable standard actions such as print, copy to clipboard, save as.
5 Secured applications are stand-alone and only need Microsoft Excel to work. All Excel functionalities are supported.
6 Automatically code sign your application files before distribution, make Setup programs for your secure workbooks.
> Compatible with Excel 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002...
32-bit or 64-bit versions. Works fine with Office 365 subscriptions.