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Apr 11, 2007

I have counted the number of rows using i. Now I need to pass that variable to the ActiveCell referances shown.

Do While Not Selection. Offset(i, -6) = ""
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "= round(R[i]C[-8],2)&""±""&round(R[i]C[-7],2)"
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1) = "=round(R[i]C[-7],2)&""±""&round(R[i]C[-6],2)"
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
End Sub

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I have a formula that pulls data from another sheet using standard reference of sheetname! I want to build this forumla to use several sheets, and would like to pull the sheet names from other cells.

For example... instead of LEMONS!a1 and LIMES!B2

I would like to use REF1!a1 and REF2!B2

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1 24 formulaB

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a valid expression?

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