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my excel cannot update the formula when i drag it

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When I drag a formula, my excel brings the formula very well but copies the original value where a dragged from.

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Question by:Anthony Matovu
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by:Rob Henson
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Sounds like you have Manual Calculation set. Press F9 to recalculate.

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by:Rob Henson
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To change the setting for future, assuming you want to do so:

Excel 2003 - Tools > Options > Calculation tab - 3 options at the top.

Excel 2007 and later - Formulas tab on Ribbon > Calculation options - 3 options.

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by:Steve
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Put Dollar signs($) in front of the row or columns you don't want to change when you drag it.

For example:
If you had  "=SUM(A2:A33)" in B1 and dragged it one cell to the right.
It would become:
"=SUM(B2:B33)"
If you put dollar signs in front of the rows and columns like this:
"=SUM($A$2:$A$33)"
Then it won't change when you drag it.
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Danny Child earned 668 total points
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Or, go to the formula bar at the top, select the formula in there, and press
CTRL+C
to copy it, and then paste this to the cell where you want it.
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