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How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

Protection of worksheets needs refining

Properly protecting parts of worksheets is a key requirement of good spreadsheet design but it present the options available limit what one can do. I suggest the following additions:
1/ Expand the range of protection options so add/edit/delete comments is a separate option for example to allow users to add comments to cells where they are not permitted to change values
2/ Allow addition/deletion of rows within a protected spreadsheet for only a certain range of rows (for instance allow rows to be added within a table, but in the rows above or below)
3/ Allow addition/deletion of columns within a protected spreadsheet for only a certain range of column(for instance allow columns to be added within a table, but in the columns to the left or right)

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