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Re: [vox-tech] autoincrementing in sc spreadsheet
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Re: [vox-tech] autoincrementing in sc spreadsheet

Can't help you with the Sc, but there is a way to turn off that feature on
major spreadsheet programs.  To fix a coordinate (keep it from changing,)
prefix it with $.  So if dragging (a0*b0) to the right 1 cell will change
the value to (a1*b1), but dragging (a$0*b$0) to the right 1 cell will
not change the value.  The same can be done with the letter portion -- by
prefixing the letter with $, like ($a0*$b0).  If you prefix both the
letter and the number, it'll keep the value from changing at all


On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Henry House wrote:

> Most familiar spreadsheets have an "autoincrement" feature, meaning that if I
> have a cell containing "a0*b0" and copy it to another cell, the row and
> column numbers are adjusted by the offset from the destination cell to the
> origin cell. For example, if I paste into the cell immediately below, the
> pasted contents will be "a1*b1". This is convenient for making big tables of
> figures that reference previous lines of calculated data, etc. (It can also
> be a bother since there is usually no easy way to turn off this behavior.)
> Sc does not do this. Is there any way to get this behavior?
> --
> Henry House
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