Microsoft Excel shortcut
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Asked by: jaceventura-ga
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24 Nov 2004 17:41 PST
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Question ID: 433713
When using Microsoft Excel I regularly choose to use the same sell three or four times in different formulas. So, I enter the cell reference with a dollar symbol (e.g. $E$21) so that when I copy the formula to another cell, the reference to the cell I want constant is maintained. I'm almost certain there is a keyboard shortcut so that when I'm writing a formula (e.g. =B20+E21) and I select the E21 cell with my mouse, as opposed to typing the cell reference into the formula, the reference will automatically add the dollar symbols (e.g. =B20+$E$21). I've tried Control and Alt, but they don't seem to do the trick.
Re: Microsoft Excel shortcut
Answered By: answerguru-ga on 24 Nov 2004 17:53 PST
Hi jaceventura-ga, This is a simple yet very useful trick for the purpose you've described in your question. Here are the simple steps: 1. Go to the cell you want to enter the formula into 2. Enter the plain cell reference (either by typing the reference or clicking a cell) 3. Hit the function 4 key (F4) This will turn the adjacent cell reference from something like A1 --> $A$1. You can also get to different types of references by hitting F4 multiple times. Examples of this would be $A1 and A$1. Hope that helps! answerguru-ga
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That is exactly what I needed. Thank you.
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