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Phillip asks: I made an spreadsheet for the the tax rates in Kansas. The rates for the whole state changed and I need to add .4 to every number in my spreadsheet. is there an easier way than manually?

Yes! There is a cool trick with Paste Special Add.

1) Find a blank cell in your spreadsheet.
2) Enter 0.4 in that cell
3) Select that cell and do Edit > Copy
4) Now, select every tax rate in your spreadsheet.
5) From the menu, do Edit > Paste Special ...
6) In the paste special dialog box, select Values in the top section, and "Add" in the Operation section. Click OK.

This will add the contents of the clipboard (0.4) to every number in the selected range.

By Bill Jelen on 12-Jul-2002 Consulting can be hired to implement this concept, or many other cool applications, with your data. provides examples of Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.


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