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Hello JP,

I have a workbook in excel with a lot of sheets. The answer sheet shows workings done in 3 other sheets. If i change the name of the  3 sheets will the values in the answer sheet still be okay?

Taha Ali.

(question found in question pool) - as long as the sheets are all on the same workbook then there is no issue - excel will update the references to the old name with the new name, in the same way as if you delete or insert cells onto a workbook - hope this helps.  IF the summary sheet is in a different workbook, you would need to ensure both workbooks are open before making the change - at this point, excel will again adjust the references.
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Aidan Heritage


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