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excel question

by frankzxcv / April 10, 2007 2:30 AM PDT

I have to do invoices with PO#'s, and the way I do it i put these long text/ number po numbers in several cells. (this way they appear at the top and near the address so they are on the packing labels too)

ANYWAY

while i can use formulas to automatically update numeric cell contents when i change other cells, is there a way to make a text in a cell mirror automatically the text of another cell? in other words, if i type in COM78654 in cell 1a, is there a way to format cell 2b to make it update and have that same info in it? rather than just copying/ pasting all the time? thanks --fj

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Make B1 =A1, etc.
by ChuckT / April 10, 2007 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: excel question

If you want duplicate entries copied from one cell into another just make the formula for the receiving cell say that.

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yes, but
by frankzxcv / April 10, 2007 11:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Make B1 =A1, etc.

that only works with numbers, i need it to work with text. i get a "0" if i try it with text.

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I get text or numbers
by ChuckT / April 10, 2007 12:51 PM PDT
In reply to: yes, but

When I entered the formula =A1 into cell B1, I first saw 0, but as soon as entered anything, into cell A1, the cell B1 changed to that same entry, whether I entered a number or text into A1. I could also change an A1 entry from a number to text and B1 followed, and vice versa I could then enter a number into A1 and have B1 again follow... back and forth.

Even if you want the 0 value of B1 to not appear when A1 is empty can be done, just search for "hide zero value" in the Excel Help. There are, at least, a couple of ways of doing that.

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i AM impressed thank you
by frankzxcv / April 10, 2007 2:03 PM PDT
In reply to: I get text or numbers

ok that did it-- i have to delete the "(SUM)" part and it works like a charm. thanks so much -- fj

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Why was there (SUM) at all?
by ChuckT / April 11, 2007 11:10 AM PDT

I never said to put a SUM in there, so why would you need to delete it?

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