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In Microsoft Excel, you can use the ConvertFormula method in a Visual Basic, Applications Edition, procedure to convert cell references from A1 reference style to R1C1 reference style. This method will also allow you to change from an absolute to a relative reference and vice versa.
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You can also use this procedure to convert cell references between A1 and R1C1 reference style by changing the appropriate constants for "fromReferenceStyle" and "toReferenceStyle" for the ConvertFormula method.
Macro ExampleBefore running the macro, select one or more cells containing formulas to convert.
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Article ID: 116028 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
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