How to Copy Formulas in Excel Using Absolute Cell References
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, or adding in dollar signs ($) to your formulas, are absolutely essential when copying across formulas. It ensures that a formula will always refer to the same cell each time, rather than changing to another cell each time, for example when doing a multiplication that requires a fixed figure (such as VAT or conversion rates).
This tip is guaranteed save you time when working with Excel spreadsheets, and is a must-watch before attending our Excel Core Level 2 course.
- How to Create Partial Absolute Cell References in Excel — Now you've mastered Absolute Cell References, take them further with Partial Absolute Cell References, allowing you to fix part of the formula.
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- How to Use the COUNTIF Function in Excel — Save time by quickly counting how many fields match your criteria. Find out how in this two-minute video.
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