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Automatic Formulas and Formats in Microsoft Excel

So you wonder how it is that your formulas automatically change, and why Excel has suddenly started picking up not only data, but fill colors and font formatting from other cells?

Go to ToolsOptions, Edit tab. Uncheck Extend data range formats and formulas. I personally hate the feature and it'll take some getting used to. Unfortunately, five years from now it'll be the normal usage.

 

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