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Fast, easy way to move all cells within a formula?

asked 2017-05-28 23:20:54 +0200

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updated 2017-05-28 23:27:04 +0200

I have come across a certain issue a few times now; sometimes I find myself adding additional columns to a table in calc; let's use just 1 column as an example.

In my extra column I want to include the same formula as contained within another pre-existing column.

So, the easiest way to add this information would be to copy/paste the info from the pre-existing column using the copy/paste special (formulas) function.

Well the problem is that when I use this function, all of the formulas apply to different cells. For example: if the extra column was added directly to the left of the pre-existing column, then the cells detailed in the formula will all have shifted 1 cell to the left also. Similarly, if the extra column was added directly to the right of the pre-existing column, then the cells detailed in the formula will all have shifted 1 cell to the right also.

I wonder if there is a fast and easy way to move all the cells detailed within a formula at the same time, without having to retype the cell names in the formula.

I know I can double click the cell containing the formula and then drag the coloured boxes that specify which cells are used in the formula, but even this can take a fair bit of time on some of the longer formulas.

Any ideas guys?

If anyone wants me to make this question more clear, I could upload an example document.

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answered 2017-05-29 01:10:52 +0200

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