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  • Editable is an option for boxes, cells and notebooks which specifies whether their contents can be edited interactively using the front end.
  • Even with the setting Editable->False, the contents of an object can still be copied as a whole.
  • Editable is an option for InterpretationBox and TagBox, as well as for StyleBox.
  • Setting Editable->False effectively allows you to "write protect" elements of notebooks.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.8.10Section 2.10.9.
  • See also: CellEditDuplicate, Selectable, Copyable, Protected.