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ExcelGreg Mulhern commented
I've been beating my brains out trying to figure what I could've done wrong. Then I finally narrowed it down to the fact that I can only expand my table (and hidden columns with formulas) if it's unprotected. Well, when it's unprotected and the data entry person finds they messed up, they merely select the row and delete to start over. Guess what? The hidden formulas are also deleted. I am baffled that MS can have such a major mistake pointed out to them (as I can read here it has been for a long time) and they refuse to correct it.
YES, PLEASE FIX THIS. Lord only knows how many people are also experiencing the problem but don't end up on this page by shear luck to "vote" to fix. C'mon MS, this is the real world.