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Excel 2003: Using Mixed Cell References

Excel 2003: Using Mixed Cell References

You can use Mixed Cell References which simply means that a cell reference contains both a relative cell reference and an absolute cell reference. So, instead of having $B$1 (which is absolute), a mixed cell reference can look like $B1 or B$1. In this case, only the number or letter following the dollar sign (S) remains absolute, or unchanged.

Changing a Cell Reference from Relative or Absolute or Mixed

     
  1. Select the cell that contains the formula you want to copy
     
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  3. Press F2 to edit the formula (Or, you can use the Formula Bar)
     
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  5. Position your cursor in the middle of a cell reference (i.e., if your reference is B1, the cursor should be blinking in between the B and the 1)
     
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  7. Press F4 (you can continue to press F4 until you achieve the desired Absolute, Mixed or Relative Cell Reference)