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Hi Experts excel 2007

I want to to add in cell a3 =a2+1 and scroll all the way down so I increment the numbers by 1. However, if I delete a8 row the formula below cell a8 come with #ref errors how do you get around this.
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 2000 total points
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Use this formula:

A3 = OFFSET(A3,-1,0)+1

By only referencing the same row the references won't get mangled when deleting rows.

Kevin
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Many thanks Kevin
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