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When you press the CTRL key and drag the fill handle to autofill cells,the values in the destination cells do not increment.
When you autofill from a cell with Merge Cell formatting, values do notincrement when you press CTRL and drag the fill handle. Thisbehavior is the opposite of behavior exhibited by non-merged cells.
In order for the filled cells to increment as expected, use the fill handleon the merged cell but do not press CTRL.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For more information about filling cells, click Microsoft Excel Help on the Help menu, type automatically filling in data based on adjacent cells in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.