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On 18 April 2012 16:57, Steve Edmonds <> wrote:

Is it possible to SUM across sheets without having to name each sheet.
i.e. something like SUM(Sheet5.E4:Sheet9.E4) instead of

Example: =SUM(Sheet1.A1:Sheet2.C6) -- will total everything in Sheet1
and Sheet2 in cells A1 through C6. It will not include a value in,
e.g., Sheet1.D1.

My sheets are named Bill, Bob, Tom Dick and Harry.
Bill is Sheet5 SUM(Sheet5.E4:Sheet9.E4) doesn't work.
SUM(Bill.E4:Harry.E4) doesn't work.
SUM(Bill.E4,Bob.E4,Tom.E4,Dick.E4,Harry.E4) does work.

Once you rename a sheet, you have to use the sheet's name. If you
create the formula before renaming a sheet, the formula will be

If the first sheet is Bill and the last sheet is Harry and you want to
add values in cell E4 of each sheet: =SUM(Bill.E4:Harry.E4)

T. R. Valentine
Your friends will argue with you. Your enemies don't care.
'When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food
and clothes.' -- Erasmus

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