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Allowing editing locked cells in a protected sheet in excel

Allowing editing locked cells in a protected sheet in excel

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1. I have an protected excel sheet in which Columns A,B,C are locked and cannot be edited by everyone however columns D and E are open to be edited
2. However my problem is when I click on protect worksheet and add myself in the permissions tab to edit without password, I cannot edit and the whole sheet gets locked. This is not expected.

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