As in Microsoft Excel, I want to protect certain cells in Google Sheets. This is possible, but asides from the fact that it is quite confusing to me, it doesn't seem possible to protect cells from myself? The write-protection isn't extended to my edits, if I am the author of the spreadsheet. I need to stay in control of it otherwise, but I don't want to sacrifice write protection for this "privilege".

Did I miss something?

Do you have any recommendation of how to work around this?

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    You can rely on the revision history to cover that.
    – Jacob Jan
    Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 18:23

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On the protection settings choose

To show a warning when anyone makes an edit


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