899 votes142 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Tables, Sorting and Filtering · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
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absolutely add the ability to "tab" (add) to the next 'new' table row on a protected sheet. it doesn't make sense (inconsistent) for MS to flag unprotected formula cells in a table and not give the ability to tab to a new row without leaving the sheet unprotected.