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make formulas adjust after inserting rows

asked 2018-03-13 01:55:06 +0100

COKEDUDE gravatar image

I have several formulas like this:


After I insert rows I want it to change to this:


Is there an easy way to make it auto adjust to this? I always have to go in there and manually change it. Is there an easier or automatic way to do this?

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Where do you insert the rows?

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2018-03-13 02:20:38 +0100 )edit

Do you insert the rows a) before C15, b) after C20, or c) in between C15 and C20? If c, then @Mike Kaganski's answer is not needed.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-03-13 15:23:12 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-03-13 08:30:25 +0100

Look at Options > LibreOffice Calc > General; see Expand references when new columns/rows are inserted.

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Did you mean C20 to C26? While in formula, on C15, hit F4, absolutes C15 to $C$15. $ meaning it will never change when moved,or rows inserted. C20 to $C20. C will stay the same, 20 will change.

Mark McLean gravatar imageMark McLean ( 2018-03-13 09:49:41 +0100 )edit

@Mark McLean: if OP inserts rows when on row 17, then the behaviour is as OP described; if the insertion is when cursor is on row 10, then it's as you say. No mistake in OP's description.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-03-13 09:54:18 +0100 )edit

I didn't know that. Nor did I know about your 1st.comment about options. Glad I put this in comments and not answer!! I will play with both, later. Thanks Mike.

Mark McLean gravatar imageMark McLean ( 2018-03-13 10:47:24 +0100 )edit
Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-03-13 15:22:04 +0100 )edit
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