2000 we retired our MacNail construction software program,
and replaced it with Goldenseal construction
software. Goldenseal is an integrated program that handles accounting, construction
estimating, and project
management, plus simple construction project scheduling.
In Goldenseal, we protect any data that is unsafe to change, and let you change
anything that isn't.
Document Protection on Project Scheduling
MacNail Scheduling worksheets are shipped as protected
documents. You will be unable to accidentally damage a protected document-- the only cells you can type into
are ones that are OK to change.
As you get more experienced with the MacNail project management software and Excel,
you may want to remove document protection, temporarily
To remove document protection from the MacNail construction scheduling software:
Choose Unprotect Document from the Options menu.
If the Options menu shows Protect Document, the worksheet is already unprotected.
To restore document
protection to the MacNail construction scheduling software:
Choose Protect Document from the Options menu. When asked for a password, leave the box blank.
If the Options menu shows Unprotect Document, the worksheet is already protected.
Remove protection if you
Type into any "locked" cells.
Change any formatting (column width, borders, alignment, style).
Use Fill Down, Fill Right, Copy and Paste, or Clear, or customize any formulas.
In a protected worksheet:
You cannot accidentally damage anything.
The Enter key takes you to the next unprotected cell.
Unprotected cells will be underlined with a dotted line (if they have no bottom border).
In an unprotected
You can change anything. You can also cause damage to formulas or data structures if you are careless.
* The Enter key enters whatever you have just typed, and keeps you in the same cell.
You must be careful of the following
actions in an unprotected MacNail worksheet.
Do not change any cell that includes a formula, unless you know exactly what it does. To see if a cell has a formula-- click
in the cell, and check the formula bar (just below the menu bar) for anything that begins with an equal sign (=).
Do not use Cut from the Edit menu. Use Copy, Paste and then Clear instead.
Do not use Insert or Delete from the Formula menu. Use *Add Rows Here, *Add Rows at Bottom or *Delete Rows instead.
Do not use Delete, Set Database or Set Criteria from the Data menu.
Do not use Sort from the Data menu.