QUESTION: For work I have created a multi column checkbook register and expense tracking sheet all in one. However if I have to enter a new row I can't get the formulas to carry down. I have to go in and drag them down each time. How would I make them lock in. I have excel 2010
ANSWER: Julie -
If I understand your need correctly, this has a very simple solution that will take you seconds to implement. It just involves formatting.
Select the section that you want to be able to insert or add a row and retain any formulas. Then, on the Home tab, under Styles, choose Format As Table. Choose whatever style you like, you can use the new Tables > Design tab that is created to get rid of formatting you don't like.
The result is the new "table" will behave kind of like a table in Word. If you are in the last cell of the table, hitting the Tab key will create a new row with the same properties as the last. If you insert a new row just under the last row, it will also adapt the table's properties.
Let me know if this doesn't answer your question - Andrea
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QUESTION: Andrea I did as you suggested and one formula still will not carry over. Do you have any other suggestions?
ANSWER: Julie -
Please send me a line of your table, so I can put it into Excel and see how it works on my end.
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QUESTION: I'm not able to send you an image of the spreadsheet. The formula in column F won't carry over but I was able to get the formula in AE to carry over
Without looking at how the data is behaving, I'm afraid I can't figure out what could be preventing your formula in column F from carrying down.
My alternate suggestion is to create a last row, that contains all of your formulas but no data. When you want to insert a new row, insert above that last row. This inserted row will have preserved the pre-defined range.
Hope this helps - Andrea
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