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Copying an Entry Down a Column

Here’s a quick and easy way to copy an entry down a column. If you have numbers in B1:B5 that you need to add to numbers in A1:A5, enter the formula =A1+B1 in C1. With C1 selected, double-click the bottom right corner of the cell. Excel copies the formula down Column C until it sees an empty cell in Column B. Assuming B6 is empty, Excel copies the formula into C2:C5. 

(Posted 07/09/2000)