Copy and paste special


L

Lakshmi Vinay

Hello
I don't know this is a stupid question, but what is the difference between a
regular copy and paste routine and the copy and paste special -->Formulas on
a cell which has the result of some calculation?
I tried the copy and paste special on a cell that had the formula =a1+a2.
When I tried to do the paste special -->formulas into a cell 2 columns
across, the formula modified as =c1+c2.
If this is indeed what is to be expected, why can't we just use the regular
copy and paste which will give the same result?
I am not keen on giving the absolute references to the formula to make sure
it doesn't change.
Please help.
Thanks.
 
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B

BSc Chem Eng Rick

Paste Special only pastes the selected element.

Try this, put a border on your original cell and make the text bold. Now
compare the difference between Paste Special --> Formulas and just Paste.
 

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