copying and pasting

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Hi,

I have a quick question.

How do you copy Columns and Rows that contain formulas so that some of the formula is not transposed e.g.:

Copy Column:
=C34*5 does not become =D34*5 but remains as =C34*5

Copying Rows
=(A1*5)*B1 does not become =(A2*5)*B2 but is partially transposted to =(A2*5)*B1

Hope this makes sense,

Thanks
 

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Richard Schollar

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Coops

You can't do it without amending the formula in some way first (eg converting from Relative to Absolute references in the parts of the formula you wish to stay the same) so:

=(A1*5)*B1

becomes

=(A1*5)*B$1

and copied down.

Best regards

Richard
 

onlyadrafter

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Hello,

You need to make the cell refs absolute

i.e. to keep C34 as C34. select the C34 part and press F4, this will become $C$34, press again and it becomes C$34, press again and it becomes $C34 press again and it beceomes C34

$C$34 both values remain the same,
C$34 keeps the 34 the same
$C34 keeps the C the same

is this understandable?
 

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