Excel/Fill column


Attempting to fill a column starting with 1'-0", increasing by 1", through 45'-0"

Hello Chris,

Thank you for your question.

Assuming you are starting with cell A1, type "1'-0"" in cell A1.

Then place this formula in A2: =(LEFT(A1,FIND("'",A1)-1)+1)&"'-0"""

Copy that formula down to row 45.  Each row will increment the number from 1 to 45.

Hope this helped.

Good luck with your spreadsheet.

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