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Dear Mary

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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Allexperts
Allexperts  
Hello Prashant,

Thank you for the question.

Unfortunately, the program (Excel) does not recognize the Cell reference with the Row (1) then Column (A).  All cell references MUST begin with the column then the row.

A3 NOT 3A
C5 NOT 5C
B4 NOT 4B
R9 NOT 9R

Please see the image attached.

Mary Lindsey
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