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# Microsoft Excel Formulas

### #1 hrdwrjnkie Posted 15 April 2005 - 07:45 AM

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Hi all, hoping that someone with some Excel experience can help me out here. I am setting up a dual-sheet workbook to tally votes for an orginizational meeting. The idea of the book is this:

Sheet 1 -- Details
A B
Org #1 1
Org #2 5

Sheet 2 -- Summary
A B
Org #2 Votes (=Sheet1!B8) 2 <-- These need to fill by fours

Now, my problem lies in that we do a lot of these sheets, and we have over 300 Orgs. Is there a way to fill the formulas on the summary sheet to move 4 cells per one cell? As in on the summary sheet (Sheet 1), there is only one line difference between Org #1 and Org #2, where on the detail sheet (Sheet 2) there are four lines of difference. When I use a standard fill command, the numbers increment by one in the formuls =Sheet1!B4, so the next one would be =Sheet1!B5. This is wrong, I need it to inrement by four so that it goes =Sheet1!B4, =Sheet1!B8.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
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### #2 cycling-rod Posted 16 April 2005 - 05:32 AM

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One way:
The sum cells on sheet 1 are B4, B8, and the next will be B12 (and so on). Open sheet 2 and type an equals sign "=" in B3. Open sheet 1 and click B 12 and press enter. Sheet 2 will now show the sum cell B12 from sheet 1. B12 of sheet 1 is now linked to B3 of sheet 2. There is probably a macro or code that would increment by 4, but it only takes a moment to link the 2 cells as above.

Another way:
I'm using excel97. Copy B12, sheet 1. Paste Special in B3, sheet 2. Click on Paste Link.
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### #3 hrdwrjnkie Posted 18 April 2005 - 09:10 AM

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One way:
The sum cells on sheet 1 are B4, B8, and the next will be B12 (and so on). Open sheet 2 and type an equals sign "=" in B3. Open sheet 1 and click B 12 and press enter. Sheet 2 will now show the sum cell B12 from sheet 1. B12 of sheet 1 is now linked to B3 of sheet 2.  There is probably a macro or code that would increment by 4, but it only takes a moment to link the 2 cells as above.

Another way:
I'm using excel97. Copy B12, sheet 1. Paste Special in B3, sheet 2. Click on Paste Link.

This is what I've been doing, but I was wondering if there was an easier way than clicking back and for several hundred times...
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