Excel/Visual basic


Hello and thank you for your time.

In a spreadsheet, I have bottom lines that need to be the same as the above line in pairs of two. Right now only the top line is filled. It is so that line 2 is filled and line 3 needs to be equal to 2. Line 4 is filled differently, and line 5 needs to be equal to 4. So in pairs of two, the bottom line needs to be filled with whatever is on the top line.

Copying and pasting, the macro looks like this:

What should I add so the whole sheet, down to line 1974 will be filled with whatever is above? How can I have excel repeat the procedure all the way down to line 1974?

Thank you again

If my understanding is correct, that you have row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, ... filled and rows 3,5,7,9,11,... are empty and you want the odd #'d rows equal to the even ones, then no VBA is necessary. Select A2:D1975, then press F5, click "Special", click Blanks, then enter an equal sign, press the up-arrow, and then ctrl/enter and you're done.

If that's NOT what you have, then VBA is probably best, but to ensure I know what you have, send a sample wm to me first at bobumlas@hotmail.com, use subject of "AllExpertsQ" and I'll send you the right VBA.
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