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"Relative" Absolute Cell References in Excel 2007
I have a worksheet that has a formula which uses absolute cell
references ($D$2:$F$2). If I insert a new column to the left of Column D the "absolute" references change to ($E$2:$G$2). What I want is to add data to the new column and have the formula calculate on the original ($D$2:$F$2) range. Rather than changing the formula every time I do this (and copying it down several hundred rows) is there a way to get around this 'feature' and have the absolute reference stay absolute? Thanks for any insight, Theoden 
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"Relative" Absolute Cell References in Excel 2007
Hi Theoden,
In some cell (let's say A1), put this text: D2:F2 Now use this formula (example is SUM): =SUM(INDIRECT(A1))  Kind regards, Niek Otten Microsoft MVP  Excel > wrote in message ... I have a worksheet that has a formula which uses absolute cell  references ($D$2:$F$2). If I insert a new column to the left of  Column D the "absolute" references change to ($E$2:$G$2).   What I want is to add data to the new column and have the formula  calculate on the original ($D$2:$F$2) range. Rather than changing the  formula every time I do this (and copying it down several hundred  rows) is there a way to get around this 'feature' and have the  absolute reference stay absolute?   Thanks for any insight,   Theoden 
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"Relative" Absolute Cell References in Excel 2007
Try:
=SUM(INDIRECT("D2:F2"))  HTH, RD ================================================== === Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit! ================================================== === > wrote in message ... I have a worksheet that has a formula which uses absolute cell references ($D$2:$F$2). If I insert a new column to the left of Column D the "absolute" references change to ($E$2:$G$2). What I want is to add data to the new column and have the formula calculate on the original ($D$2:$F$2) range. Rather than changing the formula every time I do this (and copying it down several hundred rows) is there a way to get around this 'feature' and have the absolute reference stay absolute? Thanks for any insight, Theoden 
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"Relative" Absolute Cell References in Excel 2007
> =SUM(INDIRECT("D2:F2")) Thank you for the help. Amazing how easy it is when you know how! 
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"Relative" Absolute Cell References in Excel 2007
Thanks for the feedback.
 Regards, RD  Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit !  > wrote in message ... > =SUM(INDIRECT("D2:F2")) Thank you for the help. Amazing how easy it is when you know how! 
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