Lock Columns A, B & C, but Still Allow Rows to be Added or Deleted

Dmichaud61

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Greeting - is it possible to just lock columns A, B & C from being edited, but still allow rows to be added or deleted? I using Excel 2016.
Many thanks in advance for any assistance.
 

jmacleary

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Hello. Yes. Set columns A to C as locked, then click Protect Sheet. There is an option you can check (click) to allow Insert Rows. You will have to also check Select Locked Cells and Select Unlocked Cells.
 
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Fluff

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Whilst you can insert rows, you cannot delete them if you have locked a column.
 

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