Referencing 1st preceding sheet in excel

Is there a way I can reference a cell in the preceding sheet of a workbook so that when I  copy that worksheet to the end of the workbook the reference will hold to the next last sheet. I would like to use a function, however if I have to I could use a macro
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Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
As there is already a solution for this, I assume it's not possible in a formula.


Of course you could change this to always use an offset of -1 and maybe other defaults you want to use like look at the same cell in that sheet.

If you need help implementing that, let me know.
Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
I have made an example, hope that's clearer, if needed.
Jenedge73Author Commented:
Could i use an indirect function and change the sheet name to reflect ie a 1 week difference based on let's say a 52 week year?
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Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
is this what you mean:


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This references the current cell in the "week11" sheet, since weeknum for today is 12.

The literal date can be replaced by a cell ref, or a call to TODAY() if that's what you need.
Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
It can apparently also be done with a formula that gets the full reference to a cell, for example in cell A25 I've put:


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Then in A26:


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This gets the sheet name which in this case was: week12

Then in cell A27:


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That returns the previous week, so now you can use that cell as the 5th argument to the ADDRESS call. Maybe that's more applicable to your situation? It's a pain with the extra cells though, you could write each reference out of course but it might become painfully slow, I don't really know.
Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
Just for fun, here it is: reference the current cell in the preceding sheet if your sheets are calle week11, week12 etc:


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Note that I can't really recommend this...

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