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August 9th 07, 04:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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How to apply the same formula to an entire column

I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access table)

In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in True
or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row should
be =A5=B5 and so on

How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
row to row inputting the same formula?

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August 9th 07, 04:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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How to apply the same formula to an entire column

Make sure you use an adjacent column which I believe you do, so in C3 put

=A3=B3

press enter, select C3 again, move the cursor with the mouse to the lower
right corner of C3, and when the thick cross changes into a thin cross
double click and you will automatically copy down the formula to the end of
the data in columns A and B

--
Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

"Lisab" wrote in message
...
I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access
table)

In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in
True
or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row
should
be =A5=B5 and so on

How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
row to row inputting the same formula?

#3
August 9th 07, 04:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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How to apply the same formula to an entire column

Just copy and paste.

Enter your formula in the first row. Then Copy that formula. Select your
range of cells to copy to. Then Paste. Excel will automatically increment
the cell references in the formula.

HTH,
Elkar

"Lisab" wrote:

I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access table)

In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in True
or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row should
be =A5=B5 and so on

How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
row to row inputting the same formula?

#4
August 9th 07, 04:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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How to apply the same formula to an entire column

Thanks!

"Peo Sjoblom" wrote:

Make sure you use an adjacent column which I believe you do, so in C3 put

=A3=B3

press enter, select C3 again, move the cursor with the mouse to the lower
right corner of C3, and when the thick cross changes into a thin cross
double click and you will automatically copy down the formula to the end of
the data in columns A and B

--
Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

"Lisab" wrote in message
...
I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access
table)

In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in
True
or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row
should
be =A5=B5 and so on

How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
row to row inputting the same formula?

#5
August 9th 07, 04:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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How to apply the same formula to an entire column

This works too, Thanks! Now I know two ways to do it.

"Elkar" wrote:

Just copy and paste.

Enter your formula in the first row. Then Copy that formula. Select your
range of cells to copy to. Then Paste. Excel will automatically increment
the cell references in the formula.

HTH,
Elkar

"Lisab" wrote:

I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access table)

In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in True
or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row should
be =A5=B5 and so on

How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
row to row inputting the same formula?

#6
August 9th 07, 04:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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How to apply the same formula to an entire column

Want a third way:
Select the range of cells, type the formula, use CTRL+ENTER rather than
simple Enter.
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
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"Lisab" wrote in message
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This works too, Thanks! Now I know two ways to do it.

"Elkar" wrote:

Just copy and paste.

Enter your formula in the first row. Then Copy that formula. Select
your
range of cells to copy to. Then Paste. Excel will automatically
increment
the cell references in the formula.

HTH,
Elkar

"Lisab" wrote:

I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access
table)

In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in
True
or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row
should
be =A5=B5 and so on

How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go
from
row to row inputting the same formula?

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