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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 ToolsàOptions, 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. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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