To protect cells containing Formulas in an unprotected sheet, use Data Validation:
Step 1: Selecting cells containing formulas:
Select Home – Find & Select (in Editing Group) – Formulas.
1. Press F5.
2. Click Special, and then select the Formulas option.
3. Click OK.
Step 2: Data Validation:
1. Select Data – Data Validation (in Data Tools Group).
2. Select the Settings tab, and select Custom from the Allow dropdown list.
3. To protect formulas type in the Formula box =””, and then click OK.
Screenshot // Protecting Cells Containing Formulas in an Unprotected Sheet in Excel 2007
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