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At 18:55 09/07/2012 +0200, Andreas Säger wrote:
At 08:54 09/07/2012 -0400, Dan Lewis wrote:
Have you formatted your C1 and C2 columns correctly?

The OP gets the #NAME error.
What is a correctly formatted cell?
Can you demonstrate us a single case where any formatting attribute has any influence on the cell value?

[Shoots hand into the air.]  Oh, sir!  Please, sir!  I know, sir!

If you enter, say "1.23%" into a cell with numeric or general formatting, you get a number with the expected value and expressed as a percentage. But if the cell is previously formatted as text, you get the text string "1.23%", which is, of course, different. In contexts where the numerical value of a text string is taken as zero in a calculation, there will indeed be a difference.

Now you'll say that this sort of formatting in advance was not what you meant, and that may be so. But it *is* what your questioner may have meant.

Brian Barker

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