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# Anchoring Cell References

Situation: I have one column in worksheet (eg worksheet 1) linked to another column in worksheet (worksheet 2). The whole column is linked, like below:

=Sheet2!A1
=Sheet2!A2
=Sheet2!A3
=Sheet2!A4
.........
.........

How do I keep these links from moving when a row is inserted in worksheet 2? So for example, if a row is inserted (in sheet 2) between rows 1 and 2 now, the cell references in sheet 1 would change to

=Sheet2!A1
=Sheet2!A3
=Sheet2!A4
......

How do I keep the references from moving - so they remain as

=Sheet2!A1
=Sheet2!A2
=Sheet2!A3
=Sheet2!A4
.........
.........

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```
VB:

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```
VB:
Macrotest()

For Each ws In Worksheets

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```
VB:
Scroller()
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New to the forum, so apologies for mistakes.
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```
VB:
Macro1()
'
' Macro1 Macro
' Macro recorded 9/18/2006 by Administrator
'
Rows("1:1").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlDown
Range("A1").Select
Rows("1:1").Select
With Selection
.HorizontalAlignment = xlGeneral
.VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
.WrapText = True
.Orientation = 0
.AddIndent = False
.ShrinkToFit = False
.MergeCells = False
End With
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.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
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Range("B1").Select
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.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
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With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=8).Font
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.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
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With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=4).Font
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.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
Range("E1").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "INV DATE"
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=8).Font
.Name = "Arial"
.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
Range("F1").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "CURRENT"
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=7).Font
.Name = "Arial"
.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
Range("G1").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "OVER 30 DAYS"
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=12).Font
.Name = "Arial"
.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
Range("H1").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "OVER 60 DAYS"
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=12).Font
.Name = "Arial"
.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
Range("I1").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "OVER 90 DAYS"
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=12).Font
.Name = "Arial"
.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
Range("J1").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "OVER 120 DAYS"
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=13).Font
.Name = "Arial"
.FontStyle = "Regular"
.Size = 10
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
Range("K1").Select
Range("A1:K1").Select
Range("K1").Activate
Selection.Font.Bold = True
Cells.Select
Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit
With Selection
.HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
.VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
.WrapText = True
.Orientation = 0
.AddIndent = False
.ShrinkToFit = False
.MergeCells = False
End With
Range("A2").Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
With Selection
.HorizontalAlignment = xlLeft
.VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
.WrapText = False
.Orientation = 0
.AddIndent = False
.IndentLevel = 0
.ShrinkToFit = False
.MergeCells = False
End With
Range("F:J").Select
Selection.NumberFormat = "_(\$* #,##0.00_);_(\$* (#,##0.00);_(\$* ""-""??_);_(@_)"
Range("A1").Select
Cells.Select
Selection.Sort Key1:=Range("J2"), Order1:=xlDescending, Key2:=Range("I2") _
, Order2:=xlDescending, Key3:=Range("H2"), Order3:=xlDescending, Header _
:=xlYes, OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:=False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom
Range("A1").Select
Columns("G:G").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight
Columns("I:I").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight
Columns("K:K").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight
Columns("M:M").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight
Columns("O:O").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight
Range("G2").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _
"=IF(RIGHT(RC[-1],1)""-"",RC[-1],LEFT(RC[-1],LEN(RC[-1])-1)*-1)"
Range("G2").Select
Selection.Copy
Range("I2").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("K2").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("M2").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("O2").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.End(xlToLeft).Select
Selection.End(xlDown).Select
Selection.End(xlToRight).Select
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "1"
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "1"
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "1"
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "1"
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 2).Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "1"
Selection.End(xlUp).Select
Range("G2").Select
Selection.Copy
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("I2").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("K2").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("M2").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("O2").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Range("O1").Select
Selection.End(xlDown).Select
Selection.End(xlDown).Select
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
[COLOR="Red"]    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-1427]C:R[-1]C)"
Range("O1429").Select[/COLOR]
Selection.Copy
ActiveCell.Offset(0, -2).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
ActiveCell.Offset(0, -2).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
ActiveCell.Offset(0, -2).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
ActiveCell.Offset(0, -2).Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("F1").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range("G1").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("H1").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range("I1").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("J1").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range("K1").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("L1").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range("M1").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Range("N1").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Selection.Copy
Range("O1").Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Columns("F:F").Select
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Range("A1").Select
Cells.Select
Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit
Columns("F:F").Select
Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
Columns("H:H").Select
Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
Columns("J:J").Select
Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
Columns("L:L").Select
Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
Columns("N:N").Select
Selection.EntireColumn.Hidden = True
Range("A1").Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select
Selection.Sort Key1:=Range("C2"), Order1:=xlAscending, Key2:=Range("D2") _
, Order2:=xlAscending, Header:=xlGuess, OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:= _
False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom
Range("A1").Select
Selection.End(xlDown).Select
Range("A1429").Select
Selection.End(xlToRight).Select
Range("G1429:O1429").Select
Selection.Font.Bold = True
'
End Sub

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### Dynamic cell reference

I have a question about dynamic cell references that I can´t find any info about anywhere else.

This is what I want to do:

I need to create a sentence that changes depending on user choices. Example:

Cell A1 =Sheet!AX
Displayed text Dear Mr. "name"

Where the X is a number that will change depending on other things. I would love to do something like:
=Sheet!A(E1)
Where the value in E1 is for example 4. The result would then be =Sheet!A4
and if I changed the value in E1 the reference =Sheet!A(E1) would also change. I don´t know the syntax for doing this or if it is even possible.

Hope I explained myself...

/Fredrik

### Stopping Cell References Changing

Heres my situation:

I have a cell which references another cell (i.e. =A2). When I insert a cell above A2 the new formula becomes =A3. How do I stop it from changing?
I want to insert as many cells as I want above A2 and the cell reference will always be =A2. I played around with \$'s but to no avail.
Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers
Leigh

### Match & Return Cell Reference

I have a column of data in column and a column of data in column F.

The data in column F is exactly the same as column C but in a different order.

Is there a way to match column C to Column F and return the matching cell references for column C & F in column G & H?

i.e. If the word Help appears in C27 and F40, match the two words and return C27 in G27 AND F40 IN H27.

All of the values are unique (I hope).

### Calling apon a cell reference

Hi

Please help, my vb is very limited and I know what i want this script to do it's just i can't seem to structure it correctly!

I am trying to get the script to select the cell refered to in cell D65536, cell D65536 contains the text "A495" and the value of D65536 changes on a daily basis. This value is calculate using a =counta(A:A) function.

Any help would be geatly appreciated, this is what i have got so far!!

Thanks in advance!

James

```
VB:
Test()
'
' Test Macro
' Macro recorded 14/11/2005 by James Newton
'

'

cellref = Range("D65536").Value

Range("cellref").Select

End Sub

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### Identify a cell reference

I am using Excel 2003.

Row #1 has labels from A to Z
the next 10 rows have data
Row 15 has the Max of each column
Cell B16 has a formula =Max(a15:Z15)
I get a Value back

My questions are:
1. Can I identify the Cell location that has the max value in Row A15:Z15?
2. Can I identify the label for that column?

I could not do it using VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP or others
I can do it using Find (CTRL + F)

If Excel is correctly idntified the cell by running the formula, it must have the Cell reference as well as the value stored some where. I think.

Is there a simpler way?

Thank you for your help.

### Unfixed Cell Reference Formula

Hi,

Looking for a way to have the cell reference in a formula dynamically change
depending on where the workbooks are copied to.

Two folders (A and B). Folder A has a workbook called a.xls and folder B has a workbook called b.xls.

The MAIN folder is located at C:MAIN
The two folders (A and B) are sub folders of a common main folder (MAIN).
so

C:MAINAa.xls and C:MAINBb.xls

In worksheet a.xls (C:MAINAa.xls) there is a formula, part of the formula refers to a cell A1 in worksheet b.
'C:MAINB[b.xls]Sheet1'!\$A\$1

If I copy the MAIN folder with the sub folders to another location, the formula stiil refers back to
'C:MAINB[b.xls]Sheet1'!\$A\$1.

Is there a way of writing the formula so that the cell referred to in the formula will always have the same relative path as worksheet a.

So If the MAIN folder is copied to say C:OZGRID
the cell reference in the formula will now read
(or some equivalent giving the same result)
='C:OZGRIDMAINB[b.xls]Sheet1'!\$A\$1

instead of the original
='C:MAINB[b.xls]Sheet1'!\$A\$1.

Thanks for your help,

Glenn

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