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Absolute reference formula not copying to cell in Excel 2007. How to do it?

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Please look at attached. I put an absolute reference formula in A10,which I am trying to copy to A19. However, all I get in A19 is the value, not the formula, as evidenced by the formula bar. Please advise as to what I am doing incorrectly. Thanks in advance.AABB.png
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 250 total points
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Hello,

do you have Skype installed?

There is  currently an issue with Paste Special that causes formulas to be pasted as values instead of the formulas. The browser plug-in for skype upsets the "Paste Special" functionality and defaults to pasting values instead of formulas. You may want to remove the  browser plug-in for skype (no need to uninstall skype itself). See here for details: http://www.thecodecage.com/forumz/hot-topics/212321-paste-paste-special-issues-office.html

cheers, teylyn
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Right click on the cell where you want to paste.. select paste special.. then say formula..
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Absolute formula is in F10, not A10, sorry!
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by:sheana11
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I actually forgot to put the $ sign in front of each row and column reference....I only put it in front of one of the cell coordinates.
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