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If I lock cells A1:A3000, is there a way to insert rows in columns B-Z?

I highlight them and I don't get the option to insert even though it is selected in the lock options. (Bottom line is that I need column A static, not to move.)

Any ideas? Is it even possible?

Better yet, is there any way to have formulas in column A static, as I insert rows in column B? Column A formulas change cell location when I do so.

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You can use the INDIRECT function to always refer to the same cell regardless of inserting rows etc.

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Here’s my mock-up of your situation:

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Select all the cells below where you want to insert the row(s). You can do this with the mouse, or by typing B5:Z7 into the Name Box (the thing at the far left of the Formula Bar).

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Then click on the border of the selected rectangle and drag it down as many rows as you want.

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