Nesting "Indirect" References Into Formulas
Using a combination of "Cell" and "Indirect" commands, I can get cell-references (the name, like "A1"), but I can't figure out how to actually DO anything with them.
I keep trying to nest them inside of formulas, but I just can't get it to work. I've attached a sample workbook - there are two tabs.
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