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Dec 20, 2012

I have a data table with multiple columns. Several columns have absolute formulas repeating in each of the rows. I would like these formulas to be the default ones in each of the columns whenever I insert a new row.

Unfortunately, whenever I insert a new row Excel automatically inserts different formulas, which do not appear anywhere in the table. These formulas used to be in the table, and at the time Excel asked me if I wanted them to be the default formulas for those columns - which I happily confirmed. As stated, I now have new formulas which I want to be the default ones, but I can't figure out how to set them as such. I even tried to turn off the auto-extend feature, and then back on, to no avail.

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I've been asked to make an Excel spreadsheet for work that tracks each employee's gross earnings, deductions, and net earnings, as well as calculates the holiday pay. I'm mostly done, but I've run into a problem.

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This doesnt sound much but there are over 10 different spreadsheets that are all currently changed manually. Is it possible to have a function referring to a cell containing 'O' which when changed to 'P' changes all the formulae to refer to the cell next to the original.

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Essentially this will mean that a master sheet will be able to change all the excel spreadsheets in one go.

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It's such a simple copy formula. ie:


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