How to Copy Formulas in Excel

In: BlogDate: Jul 01, 2019By: Claire Lickman

When copying formulas in Excel, you'll find that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The key to making sure your formulas work every time is Absolute Cell References. This makes sure that your formula uses the same cell reference each time - wherever it is copied to.

Learn how to create an Absolute Cell Reference in this video with Senior Facilitator Nicky — an absolute must watch before you attend our Excel Core Level 2 course!

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Absolute Cell References are covered in our Core Level 1 course, and it’s essential that you are confident with this before you attend our Excel Core Level 2 course.

If you are comfortable with Absolute Cell References following this video, check out our Excel Core Level 2 course.

If you are a total beginner to Excel and using formulas, our Core Level 1 course will be more suitable for you. This covers all the basics, including saving and opening a spreadsheet, filtering data, and using basic charts and graphs.

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