This tip (2876) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Non-adjusting References in Formulas.Macros don't solve the problem either - they don't copy to the row following the blank one.It may be mentioned that I found the original Excel problem on other computers at my home and work place and in online spreadsheets too.To correct this, you need to convert the cell's data type to the 'General' data type.This can be done using Excel's Text To Columns tool as follows: When activated, this option displays all formulas in the current Worksheet.The option is located in the options panel, under 'Advanced' options.
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So I have my list, my snapshot of theirs at a certain point in time and, now and again, I need to compare a new snapshot to the old and see what has been added. I'm using a macro to insert new data and push over old data.
This allows me to scroll down the list and add a cell now and again to bring things back into alignment, by rows, which highlights what is new in the other database and needs to be integrated into mine. It was a pain to see formulas referencing specific cells (for a graph of last 7 days) move along with the pushed data, but that did the trick and was so easy! What if you were inserting a column that had a formula and you wanted the formula to update to include the new column.
This problem is usually caused by the setting of the Calculation option for your Excel spreadsheet.
By default, Excel will recalculate its functions every time a cell value changes.