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    clairejane_99@hotmail.com
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    copy a column of single cells into a column of merged cells

    I am trying to copy a column of single cells on one worksheet into a
    column of merged cells on an adjacent worksheet- does anyone have any
    methods of achieving this? I tried formulas, but the referencing gets
    messed up and in the merged cells it only displays every fourth entry
    from the column of single cells. Any help would be appreciated.
    Claire


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    David McRitchie
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    Re: copy a column of single cells into a column of merged cells

    Hi Claire,
    Possibly the fact that you have merged cells is
    obscuring what you are actually trying to do, does it work
    if the cells are not merged. I am assuming that your
    cells are merged across and not down.

    Try copying to cells that are not merged.
    If you copy formulas the formulas will be adjusted to
    where they are pasted to and will refer to the same page
    that they are on as they will not refer back to the first page
    unless you had sheet references in the formulas to begin with.

    If you want the cells on the second sheet to refer back to
    the first page and the formulas can be coped down by use of the
    fill handle (and the merging is same amongst the cells on
    the second page is merged across cells on one row per use.

    K | Val | Formula
    54 | 99 | =A2+A3
    45 | 139 | =A3+A4
    94 | 143 | =A4+A5
    49 | 121 | =A5+A6
    72 | 129 | =A6+A7
    57 | 57 | =A7+A8

    sheet 2
    D2: =sheet1!B2
    and fill down with fill handle

    Create the formula in D2 by placing =
    sign into cell D2 of sheet2 then click on cell B2 on sheet1
    then hit Enter, which returnjs you to sheet2. Use fill handle
    to copy down.

    If you had cells in D and E merged across rows on the second
    sheet the above works the same way. Remember a merged
    cell is addressed by the upper left corner of the merged cell.

    If that does not help you will have to be more specific about
    how cells are merged, and what the formulas are from the
    source and what you got and what you expected to see on
    the second sheet.

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    HTH,
    David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel [site changed Nov. 2001]
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    <clairejane_99@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1155728852.221256.49240@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > I am trying to copy a column of single cells on one worksheet into a
    > column of merged cells on an adjacent worksheet- does anyone have any
    > methods of achieving this? I tried formulas, but the referencing gets
    > messed up and in the merged cells it only displays every fourth entry
    > from the column of single cells. Any help would be appreciated.
    > Claire
    >




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    Hi Claire

    I have found that merged cells are more hassel than they are worth but I understand that the appearance of centred text across cells looks good on a sheet. I use an addin by Rob Bovey which achieves this without merging so everything looks good but it makes referncing and calculations a whole lot easier plus it has some other really useful functions. The link to Rob's site is below and even if you don't use the addin its worth a look as he has some very cool stuff on it.

    http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ExcelUtilities.htm

    Regards

    Adrian

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    CJ
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    Re: copy a column of single cells into a column of merged cells

    Thanks to both Adrian and David. I actually got round the problem using
    the LOOKUP function.
    I had four rows merged and it was imporant to have four individual
    cells runing to the left of the merged one.

    Cheers,

    Claire

    SandyUK wrote:
    > Hi Claire
    >
    > I have found that merged cells are more hassel than they are worth but
    > I understand that the appearance of centred text across cells looks
    > good on a sheet. I use an addin by Rob Bovey which achieves this
    > without merging so everything looks good but it makes referncing and
    > calculations a whole lot easier plus it has some other really useful
    > functions. The link to Rob's site is below and even if you don't use
    > the addin its worth a look as he has some very cool stuff on it.
    >
    > http://www.appspro.com/Utilities/ExcelUtilities.htm
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Adrian
    >
    >
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    > SandyUK
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