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On Sun, 10 Aug 2014, Brian Barker wrote:

At 11:49 10/08/2014 -0400, Robert Funnell wrote:
On Sun, 10 Aug 2014, Brian Barker wrote:
At 13:25 10/08/2014 +0200, Pat Brown wrote:
Is there any way to split a primary (one that has not been 'merged' previously) cell? I can't seem to find such an option. If there is no current option then is it technically possible to do so?

This wouldn't really make sense. One of the principal functions of a spreadsheet is to be able to refer to individual cells in formulae. If you split a single cell, how would you refer to each part of it separately? What would D7 now mean? D7RB for the right, bottom sub-cell of what was originally D7? What when you divide those cells further?

It should in principle be possible to just renumber everything. After that, it doesn't seem to be different in principle from what happens when cells are merged.

That sounds impressive, but it's just magic! If you explained what you meant, you might see why it makes little sense.

If you divide D7 horizontally, do the two parts become D7 and E7? In that case, do columns E onward get relabelled to F and so on? And formulae adjusted? Since column E now has only one cell, what does a reference to E6 mean? Is the column now labelled D or E or D/E?

If you now happen to divide F9, does it become F9 and G9 or does it take advantage of the ghost of column E and label itself E9 and F9? Are the columns now labelled D/E and E/F?

As also mentioned by another poster, if you want to effectively split a single cell, you can add a row or column and then merge cells that you don't want to be split. (Perhaps a macro could be developed to do this.) Would your concerns not then be resolved?

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