Updating formulas in excel
When a structural change is made to a workbook, for example, when a new formula is entered, Excel reconstructs the dependency tree and calculation chain.When new data or new formulas are entered, Excel marks all the cells that depend on that new data as needing recalculation. All direct and indirect dependents are marked as dirty so that if B1 depends on A1, and C1 depends on B1, when A1 is changed, both B1 and C1 are marked as dirty.The following list defines the options available in the Calculation options section: You can also switch among the three main calculation options using the Calculation Options button in the Calculation section of the Formulas tab on the Ribbon.However, if you want to set the iteration options, you must use the Formulas page on the Word Options dialog box.If you have a range of cells where you have the formulas that you want to copy, you can use a Notepad to quickly copy and paste the formulas.By default, Excel recalculates all the formulas in your worksheet automatically when you open your worksheet or change any entries, formulas, or names on which your formulas depend.When I copy the cell B1 and paste it in B2, the formula automatically becomes =A2 A3.
If you would rather not turn off automatic calculation, you can try using this feature (if you have multiple processors in your computer) to reduce calculation time.
Here are the steps to copy formulas without changing the cell references: This will convert the text back into the formula and you will get the result.
Note: If you use the # character as a part of your formula, you can use any other character in Replace with (such as ‘ZZZ’ or ‘ABC’).
In this tutorial, I will show you how you can do this using various ways: Note that this method works only when you have a few cells from which you want to copy formulas.
If you have a lot, use the find and replace technique shown below.