How To Reference Cell Values In A Cell Containing Only Text

Jul 24, 2014

Here is a made up scenario which tries to emulate my query:

I have a spreadsheet with two tabs - one called Model and the other called Prod. In the Prod tab, I have the following text entered in single cell - A1

My name is
I was born in
I Live in

What I would like to do is add cell values from the Model tab at the end of each line. For example;

My name is JOE
I was born in 1915

I tried the following but it didn't work.

My name is Model!A1
I was born in Model!A2
I Live in Model!A3

I believe it didnt work was because the cell starts of with text rather than a formula

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