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    Hello,
    I have a column that I want to insert number 1 through ? incrementing by one. Can I do this simply without having to type in each one manually?

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    Odisey
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    If you type a 2 below it, then highlight the both of them, and drag down using the lower right corner, Excel will automatically advance the series. FYI, it would work with other simple arithimetic series too (eg. 2,4,6 or 1,3, 5 or 10,9,8). Did that work for you?
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    Could also...

    Make a1 the number 1
    Make a2
    =A1+1

    Then copy A2 down to Awhatever as many rows as you want. It'll adjust the a1 accordingly, and every cell will add one to the number above it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mewingkitty View Post
    Make a1 the number 1
    Make a2
    =A1+1

    Then copy A2 down to Awhatever as many rows as you want. It'll adjust the a1 accordingly, and every cell will add one to the number above it.
    The problem with that method is that it gets screwed up if you later decide to sort the column on the basis of another column, at least if you do it via the simple AutoFilter. I tried this the other day the formulas moved around and thus some of them created circular references and whatnot.

    The simple fill option is probably best in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemistB View Post
    If you type a 2 below it, then highlight the both of them, and drag down using the lower right corner, Excel will automatically advance the series. FYI, it would work with other simple arithimetic series too (eg. 2,4,6 or 1,3, 5 or 10,9,8). Did that work for you?
    Yes! It worked! Thank you for your help. I was looking for an email saying someone replied to my post. Just realized some have. Thank you for your knowledge.

    I am merging several excel files prepared by other people - I will have more questions.

    Thank you again,
    Odisey

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