copying a formula from a cell, but i just want the number

stevelucky

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i have a cell that contains the formula: =I4*0.02

i want to be able to copy the generated number from that cell and paste it into another cell. but when i copy it, it obviously just copies the formula and pastes that. any ideas?

i.e. - the formula in that cell generates the number, "10". i want to be able to copy that cell and paste "10" into another cell, instead of copying the formula, =I4*0.02.
 

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stevelucky

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is there an easier way to do it? not that this is hard, but i want it to require no special training. i want it to be just like regular cutting and pasting for the user.
 

jmckeone

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simply customize your toolbar to include the paste values icon ... then no drilling through submenus ... just click the icon as you would the paste icon

 

stevelucky

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I suppose that would work, though I'm a keyboard shortcut guy. Plus with the "paste special" command, you have to click on values in the box that pops up which addsa nother step to the process. it wouldn't be a big deal if i weren't pasting quite often.
 

Jonmo1

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well, for keyboard shortcut, you could record a macro to do the copy/paste special, then assign keyboard shortcut to the macro... Is the cell you are copying always the same Cell? or Range of Cells?
 

stevelucky

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i'm always copying the same cell, but i'm pasting it to different spots. is there a better way?
 

tvkrys

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The existing shortcut isn't so short: {Alt+e}sv{Enter}. If you want something shorter than that, create a macro with the following:

SendKeys "%esv~"

and then assign your own keystroke combination... make sure you don't overwrite an existing shortcut that you use. If you need more step-by step-instructions, let us know. (AND, YES I KNOW MANY OF YOU DON'T LIKE TO USE SendKeys CODE, BUT THIS WORKS!!!!)

HTH, Krys
 

Scott Huish

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Instead of Sendkeys, perhaps:

Sub PS()
Selection.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
End Sub

and assign a shortcut key to it, say CTRL-SHIFT-V
 

tvkrys

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That works too! (We need a Smiley that sticks its tongue out!) HA! K-
 

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