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Hello, everyone,

Is there a way to change simultaneously a whole range of cells that contain
the same relative reference into absolute references.

For example:

Convert the following relative references in the range of cells D56:AB56

=Sheet1!B1 (...) =Sheet1!Z1

Into:

= Sheet1!$B1 (...) Sheet1!$Z$1

But: All at the same time, not one by one.

I have to transpose a large amount of tables that have relative references
and I need to change these into absolute references. It would take me forever
to do this one by one.

Thanks for the help!

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igor

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On Sep 29, 2:21*pm, Igor wrote:
Hello, everyone,

Is there a way to change simultaneously a whole range of cells that contain
the same relative reference into absolute references.

For example:

Convert the following relative references in the range of cells D56:AB56

=Sheet1!B1 (...) =Sheet1!Z1

Into:

= Sheet1!$B1 (...) Sheet1!$Z$1

But: All at the same time, not one by one.

I have to transpose a large amount of tables that have relative references
and I need to change these into absolute references. It would take me forever
to do this one by one.

Thanks for the help!

--

igor


Find and replace
Ctrl + F Find Sheet1!B1 and replace with Sheet1!$B1
Jay
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Default Range of cells: Convert relative reference into absolute

Thanks for the reply, Jay,

Find and Replace will not work here because only one of the cells has column
B as reference, all the others reference different columns. There are no 2
cells that reference the same column.

Thanks anyway.

--

igor


"jlclyde" wrote:

On Sep 29, 2:21 pm, Igor wrote:
Hello, everyone,

Is there a way to change simultaneously a whole range of cells that contain
the same relative reference into absolute references.

For example:

Convert the following relative references in the range of cells D56:AB56

=Sheet1!B1 (...) =Sheet1!Z1

Into:

= Sheet1!$B1 (...) Sheet1!$Z$1

But: All at the same time, not one by one.

I have to transpose a large amount of tables that have relative references
and I need to change these into absolute references. It would take me forever
to do this one by one.

Thanks for the help!

--

igor


Find and replace
Ctrl + F Find Sheet1!B1 and replace with Sheet1!$B1
Jay

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Then why not Find "!" and replace with "!$"
That takes care of the general problem.
Then follow up and change
"!$Z" with "!$Z$"

Maybe that will work?

"Igor" wrote:

Thanks for the reply, Jay,

Find and Replace will not work here because only one of the cells has column
B as reference, all the others reference different columns. There are no 2
cells that reference the same column.

Thanks anyway.

--

igor


"jlclyde" wrote:

On Sep 29, 2:21 pm, Igor wrote:
Hello, everyone,

Is there a way to change simultaneously a whole range of cells that contain
the same relative reference into absolute references.

For example:

Convert the following relative references in the range of cells D56:AB56

=Sheet1!B1 (...) =Sheet1!Z1

Into:

= Sheet1!$B1 (...) Sheet1!$Z$1

But: All at the same time, not one by one.

I have to transpose a large amount of tables that have relative references
and I need to change these into absolute references. It would take me forever
to do this one by one.

Thanks for the help!

--

igor


Find and replace
Ctrl + F Find Sheet1!B1 and replace with Sheet1!$B1
Jay

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Yes, that would indeed solve the problem. Such an easy answer and it totally
slipped by!

Thank you, J!

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igor


"JLatham" wrote:

Then why not Find "!" and replace with "!$"
That takes care of the general problem.
Then follow up and change
"!$Z" with "!$Z$"

Maybe that will work?

"Igor" wrote:

Thanks for the reply, Jay,

Find and Replace will not work here because only one of the cells has column
B as reference, all the others reference different columns. There are no 2
cells that reference the same column.

Thanks anyway.

--

igor


"jlclyde" wrote:

On Sep 29, 2:21 pm, Igor wrote:
Hello, everyone,

Is there a way to change simultaneously a whole range of cells that contain
the same relative reference into absolute references.

For example:

Convert the following relative references in the range of cells D56:AB56

=Sheet1!B1 (...) =Sheet1!Z1

Into:

= Sheet1!$B1 (...) Sheet1!$Z$1

But: All at the same time, not one by one.

I have to transpose a large amount of tables that have relative references
and I need to change these into absolute references. It would take me forever
to do this one by one.

Thanks for the help!

--

igor

Find and replace
Ctrl + F Find Sheet1!B1 and replace with Sheet1!$B1
Jay



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Default Range of cells: Convert relative reference into absolute

Sometimes we can't see the trees for the forest, sometimes we don't even
realize we're in a forest because we focus to much on one tree.

Not sure which category this falls into -- and I'd hate to try to count the
times I've missed the "easy" answers in the past.

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated, and glad I could help.

"Igor" wrote:


Yes, that would indeed solve the problem. Such an easy answer and it totally
slipped by!

Thank you, J!

--

igor


"JLatham" wrote:

Then why not Find "!" and replace with "!$"
That takes care of the general problem.
Then follow up and change
"!$Z" with "!$Z$"

Maybe that will work?

"Igor" wrote:

Thanks for the reply, Jay,

Find and Replace will not work here because only one of the cells has column
B as reference, all the others reference different columns. There are no 2
cells that reference the same column.

Thanks anyway.

--

igor


"jlclyde" wrote:

On Sep 29, 2:21 pm, Igor wrote:
Hello, everyone,

Is there a way to change simultaneously a whole range of cells that contain
the same relative reference into absolute references.

For example:

Convert the following relative references in the range of cells D56:AB56

=Sheet1!B1 (...) =Sheet1!Z1

Into:

= Sheet1!$B1 (...) Sheet1!$Z$1

But: All at the same time, not one by one.

I have to transpose a large amount of tables that have relative references
and I need to change these into absolute references. It would take me forever
to do this one by one.

Thanks for the help!

--

igor

Find and replace
Ctrl + F Find Sheet1!B1 and replace with Sheet1!$B1
Jay



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