LockFromGroupFormat Cell (Protection Section)

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

Blocks format changes to a group shape from being propagated to its sub-shapes, while still allowing users to format selected sub-shapes directly.

The value of the LockFromGroupFormat cell corresponds to the From group formatting check box setting in the Protection dialog box.

To refer to the LockFromGroupFormat cell by name from another formula, or from a program, using the CellsU property, use:

Cell name:


To refer to the LockFromGroupFormat cell by index from a program, use the CellsSRC property with the following arguments:

Section index:


Row index:


Cell index:


The default value for the cell is 0 (False).