It behaves just as it would if the sheet were Unprotected except:

If the cell is Hidden, the user can no longer view the formula, even if the cell is selected.

(What cannot be seen, cannot be altered either)

If the cell is Protected, the user must Unprotect the sheet in order to alter the formula.

(This requires the password you Protected the sheet with)

If you enter new values in other cells that the formula makes use of, the formula will recalculate its result the moment you hit Enter in the other cells.

]]>If Cell B2 contains the formula =TRIM(A2) and you copy that formula to B3, B4 and B5, Excel will assume that B3, B4 and B5 don’t want to all reference A1.

In fact, it will assume that B3 references A3, B4 references A4 and so on.

Give that a try. Copy B2 and paste it anywhere else in column B. The Row reference will “change” to the same row you paste to; automatically. ]]>

Would this make every cell =TRIM(A2)? How do you get it to know to do A3, A4, etc. automatically?

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