why is my formula not copying down?

shreked

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Hi

I put the following formula into a blank cell. =A5*-1 and it converts from a negative to positive figure. I always thought that if I was to click on the bottom right of the cell I put the formula in it copies the formula all the way down the worksheet but it dont?

Any Ideas?

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jtakw

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Hi,

The Cell Fill Handle method of copying formulas down only works when you have data in an adjacent Column of the subject Column.
If the adjacent Columns ( Left or Right ) are Empty, it won't copy down.
 

shreked

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Aaahhhhh right many thanks. That’s what I was doing wrong. I was leaving a blank column between last column with data and the column where I was copying the formula to. Big thanks
 

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