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I have a situation where I copy a worksheet to further on in the same workbook (essentially, using it as a template to create new sheets). I have certain cells that contain references to named ranges, e.g. on NewSheet1, cell $A$1 contains =StudyNo. Unfortunately, it shows as #NAME?. But, if I go to the formula bar and press enter, it resolves the name properly. I thougt maybe that automatic calculation was on manual but it is not. Why is this happening and what can I do to resolve it.

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1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
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2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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mycell90roanything, A2
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Attached please find the test file, which simplifies my real case but shows the same problem.


In the test file, three names are defined as below:

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