Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Define cells in formula that wont be addapted copying|
|Status:||CLOSED IRREPRODUCIBLE||QA Contact:||issues@sc <issues>|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Unknown 2002-12-26 07:03:38 UTC
It would be great if I could tell OO, that there are cells that should not be addapted in the formula when copying the cell containig the formula to a new location. I think you could introduce a function in the formula editor to define a link to a cell as static (something like fixcell(A1) or so). The cells in this function would not get addapted to the new location when copying a cell containing a fourmula with this expression to a new location.
Comment 1 lars 2002-12-26 07:25:57 UTC
this sounds like absolute references: place a $ sign before each cell refernce you don't want to be updated: =$A$1 in C5 and copy C5 to E3 => E3 has =$A$3 too. you can also have only 1 $, so the other is a dynamic refernce. There is also a toolbar option which you can find in the paste or insert category of the edit toolbar dialogue.
Comment 2 Unknown 2002-12-26 09:57:08 UTC
Sorry, couldn't find that. But this shows that this function isn't really intuitive. Wouldn't it be easier to find, if one could change these references when entering the formula? Maybe with a popup menu when right-clicking on the selected cells while editing the formula or so.
Comment 3 lars 2002-12-26 10:08:28 UTC
you should place the $ in front of column or row indices in your formula: cell A3: you enter a formula like (without quotation marks) "=SUM (B1:B10)". if you place a $ in front of B and 1 and 10 and you copy the formula from its original cell to another cell, B,1 and 10 are not adjusted. so "=SUM($B$1:$B$10)" remains this way.
Comment 4 daniel.rentz 2003-01-06 13:41:25 UTC
While editing a formula, you can alter the state of a reference: Move the cursor into a cell reference and press SHIFT+F4 (repeatedly).
Comment 5 oc 2003-09-17 09:40:53 UTC
Hi Bettina, one4you
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2004-01-21 17:46:13 UTC
That works like Daniel (dr) described.
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2004-01-21 17:46:35 UTC