# Offset using fill-handle

#### bilks

##### New Member
Hi guys

I have two worksheets. W1 has data and I would like column A in W2 to reference cells on a particular row in W1, but spaced 8 cells apart. So, I have the following in W2:

Cell A1=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2;0;0)
Cell A2=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2;0;8)
Cell A3=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2;0;16)

I would like to copy this function down column A, increasing the final number if the formula by 8 each time. However, if I use the fill-handle, Cell A4 becomes the same as A1, A5 copies A2, A6 copies A3 and A7 copies A1 again.

Is there any way I can do this?

Thanks.

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#### JoeMo

##### MrExcel MVP
Hi guys

I have two worksheets. W1 has data and I would like column A in W2 to reference cells on a particular row in W1, but spaced 8 cells apart. So, I have the following in W2:

Cell A1=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2;0;0)
Cell A2=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2;0;8)
Cell A3=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2;0;16)

I would like to copy this function down column A, increasing the final number if the formula by 8 each time. However, if I use the fill-handle, Cell A4 becomes the same as A1, A5 copies A2, A6 copies A3 and A7 copies A1 again.

Is there any way I can do this?

Thanks.
Select a cell and name it myOffset. In that cell enter an 8 (or any other integer value you want to use as an offset). Then use this formula in cell A1 and fill down.
Code:
``=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2,0,myOffset*ROW(A1))``

#### AlphaFrog

##### MrExcel MVP
Try something like this...
Code:
``=OFFSET(Sheet1!\$G\$2;;(ROW(A1)-1)*8)``

#### bilks

##### New Member
You are a legend. If I could buy you a drink, I would.

I tweaked it a little to suit my spreadsheet exactly, but it worked a treat. Champion.

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