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At 12:25 16/09/2014 +0100, Gary Collins wrote:
I've been using autofill and noted some things, not so much bugs but queries about the way it works and if it could be better.

No answer to your general points, but a few comments:

9) starting with a single cell, say, 2 in B1, and extending using autofill, the 2 is incremented to 23,4,5.... etc., i.e. there is an assumption that the increment should be 1. Strictly speaking, it should be 0, since a single value doesn't have an incremental value. To obtain a column containing the same figure in all cells, it is necessary to enter the same value twice into adjoining cells.

Two points here:
o It is generally bad practice to repeat the same value a number of times: it can be a recipe for mistakes. If you need the same value in multiple rows, it should appear in any necessary formula either as a constant or a reference to single cell elsewhere. Having it in a separate cell also makes it easier to modify, if that becomes necessary. o If you really do want to autofill cells without increment, you can do so by holding down Ctrl whilst dragging the fill handle.

In addition, you can do cleverer things by first selecting the result range and then using Edit | Fill > | Series... .

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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