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How to keep excel from changing the cell formula values when copying and pasting.

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    How to keep excel from changing the cell formula values when copying and pasting.

    Does anyone know how to stop excel from changing cell values when copying and pasting to a different location? I have tried using absolute but that doesn't seem to help.

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    Re: How to keep excel from changing the cell formula values when copying and pasting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt WO View Post
    Does anyone know how to stop excel from changing cell values when copying and pasting to a different location? I have tried using absolute but that doesn't seem to help.
    Use $ symbol in your formula to avoid this issue. For example if your formula is referring a cell like this
    =A1
    Assume that this formula is in B1 cell and if you copy and paste the B1 cell to C1 cell and in C1 cell you can notice that the formula will automatically changed to B1.
    To avoid this just use the $ symbol like this.
    =$A1
    This formula will Freeze the column reference (i.e. A Column) so if you paste the formula anywhere in the workbook it will look in A column only.

    =$A$1
    This will make the cell reference A1 as the stable reference. It will not be changed to any other cell reference wherever you apply the formula.
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