#### Reference column question

```Setting up a tabulation speadsheet,has 40 rows and 10 columns.Question is
when I do my formula which is a subtraction for each column,I want to use a
refernce # from the first row of each column =Sum(F1-D3)=SUM (G1-D3)and so
to=Sum(P1-D3)Rather than enter each manually,because cut and paste adds 1 to
each column how can I get to use f1 as reference for that column G1 for that
column.Thanx
```
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7/29/2007 3:48:01 PM
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```If I understand correctly, try putting a \$ in front of the row reference.
Also, sum is not necessary for what you are doing.

=F\$1-D3

as you copy that down it becomes
=F\$1-D4

copied across to the right it becomes
=G\$1-E3

You can fix the row or column or both in this fashion:
F1 (relative row, relatative column)
\$F1 (relative row, absolute column)
F\$1 (absolute row, relative column)
\$F\$1 (absolute row, absolute column)

"Argente4.0" wrote:

> Setting up a tabulation speadsheet,has 40 rows and 10 columns.Question is
> when I do my formula which is a subtraction for each column,I want to use a
> refernce # from the first row of each column =Sum(F1-D3)=SUM (G1-D3)and so
> to=Sum(P1-D3)Rather than enter each manually,because cut and paste adds 1 to
> each column how can I get to use f1 as reference for that column G1 for that
> column.Thanx
```
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jmb (270)
7/29/2007 4:02:03 PM

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