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Ljack
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 Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: value from formula I have two columns of numbers in a spread sheet I create a 3rd column in which the formula is =a2*b2 in row 2, =a3*b3 in row 3, etc. I want to convert all of column c to numbers and delete column b This is an embarrassing question because I managed to do it two weeks ago, and despite searching all available menus I cannot determine how I did it_________________ljack
Robert Tucker
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 Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: You should post this on the Calc section: http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewforum.phtml?f=3_________________OpenOffice 4.0.0 and LibreOffice 4.x.x on Fedora 19, Ubuntu 13.10, Windows 8.1 Preview (Triple Boot)
Robert Tucker
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: value from formula

 Ljack wrote: I have two columns of numbers in a spread sheet I create a 3rd column in which the formula is =a2*b2 in row 2, =a3*b3 in row 3, etc. I want to convert all of column c to numbers and delete column b

Put a1*b1 as the formula for c1 (or whichever row you start on). Left click on the little box at the bottom right-hand corner of c1 (you get a cross pointer). Holding the left mouse button down drag it down column c as far as your list of numbers goes.
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Ljack
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 Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: My explanation didn't get all the way to the answer. What I'm looking for is a way to convert those formula numbers to real numbers As long as the formula is present, deleting column b leaves a whole string of #NAME? rather than the number Thanks for the tip about dragging the cell corner. That is a lot more convenient than copy and paste_________________ljack
Ljack
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 Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: My embarrassment multiplies. I just discovered the way to do it, again. > mark the column containing formulas > edit, copy, edit, paste special, select numbers_________________ljack
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