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From: mxk []
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2021, 16:02 UTC
Subject: [libreoffice-users] extracting cell values

Users Ahoy:

Is there a way to get LO (v5.2.7.2) calc to extract the numerical value
from a cell, and use that instead of the cell reference in further

Frinstance, if I have 167 in cell A1, and want 16.7 in A2, how can I
program it, (if at all)?

If I put =A1/10 into A2, A2 will contain A1/10, not 16.7,even though it
will display as 16.7.

I want to get away from cell references and use the contained values.
Can I?

I thought that =VALUE(A1)/10 might work, but the result continues to use
the cell reference, not the contained value.

Miss K

If you don't want to use cell references, how would you inform Calc
which one of the thousands of cells in a sheet was the one holding the
value you wanted it to use in your calculations?

If you actually do see A1/10 in cell A2, this suggests that cell A1 is
formatted as text not a numeric value. In which case =VALUE(A1)/10 does

You will find some excellent Calc User Guides here:

LibreOffice version is quite old and I would recommend updating
to at least version 7.1.6 from:


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