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Dear Gulshan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Excel‎

Cell Reference is intersection of column,row where data is to be inserted in the cell.

For example : A3 Cell data is 5.
Now A3 cell is column 1 and row 3.

Instead of addressing a cell as columnrow i.e. A3 would we had use
addressing a cell as rowcolumn, it would have become 3A.

In this case, the cell reference is 3A, now if this convention had
been applied instead of the columnrow convention for cell representation, would it had impacted other excel features ?.

Examples : 5C, 4B, 9R instead of C5,B4,R9 respectively.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hi Prashant,

I'm not clear on what exactly you are looking for.
Currently excel does not allow use of row+column reference. Are you trying to cover a hypothetical situation?

We do have a possibility to name ranges in excel, if required, you could write a macro and rename all the ranges in a sheet into a row+column reference.

Gulshan.
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