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Converting from Relative to Absolute in Excel

There are a few different ways to convert from relative to absolute in Excel. One way is to use the Paste Special feature. To do this, first select the cells that you want to convert. Then, go to the Home tab and click on the small arrow in the bottom right corner of the Paste button. This will open a drop-down menu. At the bottom of this menu, click on Paste Special. This will open a new window. In this window, make sure that the radio button next to Relative References is selected and then click OK.

Another way to convert from relative to absolute is to use the F4 key. To do this, select the cell or range of cells that you want to convert. Then, press the F4 key on your keyboard. This will cycle through the different reference options and eventually land on an absolute reference.

You can also use a formula to convert from relative to absolute. For example, if you have a cell with a relative reference of A1, you can use the following formula:


This will return the value of A1 regardless of what cell it is entered into.

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