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Copy and Paste Formula without copying tab name

asked 2018-10-29 10:30:46 +0200

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Hi, I have a spreadsheet with multiple tabs (one for each month). Sometimes I need to copy a row including formula from one tab to another, however when I do this the formula automatically adds the sheet name in which then means my formula in the second tab is referring to the wrong data. I have never manually added the sheet name in when writing the formula, is there a way to stop it happening?

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(The label on the glass and the jam in the glass are different things. So are the tab showing the sheet's name and the sheet itself.)

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-10-29 11:52:39 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-10-29 11:37:22 +0200

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updated 2018-10-29 12:05:32 +0200

What you describe is not the regualr behaviour of Clac.
What's your LibreOffice version? I have a faint impression of memorizing an old version which had a bug to the described effect. Do your formulas you want to copy from the other sheet already contain a sheet part in their references? If so, has it prefixed a $-sign?

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Hi, I think we are on number There is no sheet reference in formula, a basic example is when I paste the formula it looks like this =IF($January.F3="","",$January.F3-$January.G3-$January.H3) I try and manually remove the $January. but it automatically adds it back in. Thank you

Helpalwaysneeded gravatar imageHelpalwaysneeded ( 2018-10-30 11:20:29 +0200 )edit

Well. The version(s) having a related bug was(were) early in the 5.x series. See tdf#96591 e.g. Seems you are afflicted.
Best update to V5.4.7, the most matured version of the 5.x series, or to V6.0.7 probably.
(You may first test if a corrupted user profile was the villain in your specific case.)

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-10-30 11:43:39 +0200 )edit
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