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Basic copy and paste is producing wrong result.

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    Basic copy and paste is producing wrong result.

    When I do want values, I get formulas.
    I am trying to copy a formula from A1 to A2 through A20, I get the value A1 all the way down. Used to have to use $A$1 to get this type of result.

    If I put Sheet1!A18, I get =Sheet1!A18, when I went the value of that A18 not the formula. What setting is causing that?

    Using office 2018, but "xls" because of macros.
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    Re: Basic copy and paste is producing wrong result.

    Maybe Calculation is set to manual. Or the column is formatted as text.
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    Re: Basic copy and paste is producing wrong result.

    A couple of additional thoughts:

    Are the cells in question formatted as "text"?

    Check on the ribbon that you don't have Formulas > Show Formulas selected.
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    Re: Basic copy and paste is producing wrong result.

    Using office 2018, but "xls" because of macros.
    Why? Why not .xlsm or .xlsb?

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    Re: Basic copy and paste is producing wrong result.

    All columns were formatted as general. I already had double checked the options and calculations are automatic.
    I now changed the format of each columns to either text, number, or short date and now copying is working again.
    In the future I will double check for the formatting. Most of the data I work with is exported from QuickBooks and it does some strange things. But now I know what to look for. Thanks to all.

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    Re: Basic copy and paste is producing wrong result.

    Have to had the time to play with it. I shall try the .xlsm the next time.

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