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QUESTION: 14 columns are there C to P with range C1:P200
Row 1 contains time value. Example: C1=9/27/2014 8:42:34 AM; D1=9/27/2014 9:12:25 AM & so on...till P1.

Output: C2:C200 should become FORMULA FREE IMMEDIATELY when system's time>=C1
Similarly, D2200 should become FORMULA FREE when system's time>=D1
& so on till column P i.e. P2:P200 should become FORMULA FREE when system's time>=P1

How to accomplish?
Thanks in advance

Fill down & right to P200

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

You understood the question in a different direction....

Correct: C2 contains a formula like '=Q2'; C3=Q3 & so on...till C200=Q200.
So when system's time>=C1, the formula in C2:C200 should get removed leaving there only the value.

Similarly, for column D to P.

vba only could do vba needed.

Right-click the sheet tab in question, select View Code, enter this:

Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
   Application.EnableEvents = False
   Application.ScreenUpdating = False
   Set rg = Selection
   For i = 3 To 16
       If Cells(1, i).Value < Now Then
         Cells(2, i).Resize(199).Copy
         Cells(2, i).PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
         Application.CutCopyMode = False
       End If
   Application.EnableEvents = True
   Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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