troubleshooting Question

Locking the cells and able to filter

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I have a table with some formulas (which contribute to the table) on the left side.

I have some users who constantly delete the rows; hence the formulas. They forget to pull down the formula to compensate. This creates problems with later reports.

I do know how to 'lock' the cells where the formulas are and protect the worksheet. However, this prevents the 'filtering' functionality, which is also important.

I've tried enabling filtering while protecting the sheet but it seems (Office 2007) you cannot filter even if you lock a single cell in a sheet.

Is there anyway to protect the formulas from deletion? (the formulas has to be visible since the values they output are part of table)

Any VBA ways exists?

Thank you for your help!

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