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Old October 19th 06, 07:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
zach
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Default Multiplying a column of data by a constant

I am budgeting costs for the upcoming year. There is a column of data that
corresponds to the employee's health insurance cost that is keyed in data
(not a formula). I want to multiply each cell in this column by 1.1 to
project a 10% increase in cost. Is there quick way to do this without
creating a new column and pasting over the original?
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Old October 19th 06, 07:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Toppers
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Default Multiplying a column of data by a constant

Put 1.1 in a spare cell and COPY this cell.

Highlight your column, then do Paste Special =>[Operation]==>Multiply

Delete 1.1 from your "working" cell

HTH

"Zach" wrote:

> I am budgeting costs for the upcoming year. There is a column of data that
> corresponds to the employee's health insurance cost that is keyed in data
> (not a formula). I want to multiply each cell in this column by 1.1 to
> project a 10% increase in cost. Is there quick way to do this without
> creating a new column and pasting over the original?

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Old October 19th 06, 07:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Biff
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Default Multiplying a column of data by a constant

Try this:

Enter 1.1 in an empty cell
Copy that cell: Edit>Copy
Select the range of cells you want to increase
Goto Edit>Paste Special>Multiply>OK
Delete the 1.1

Biff

"Zach" > wrote in message
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>I am budgeting costs for the upcoming year. There is a column of data that
> corresponds to the employee's health insurance cost that is keyed in data
> (not a formula). I want to multiply each cell in this column by 1.1 to
> project a 10% increase in cost. Is there quick way to do this without
> creating a new column and pasting over the original?



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Old October 19th 06, 07:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Gord Dibben
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Default Multiplying a column of data by a constant

Zach

Put 1.1 in an unused cell.

Copy it.

Select your data range and Edit>Paste Special>Multiply>OK>Esc.

Delete cell with the 1.1


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP


On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:30:02 -0700, Zach > wrote:

>I am budgeting costs for the upcoming year. There is a column of data that
>corresponds to the employee's health insurance cost that is keyed in data
>(not a formula). I want to multiply each cell in this column by 1.1 to
>project a 10% increase in cost. Is there quick way to do this without
>creating a new column and pasting over the original?


 




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