On 03/21/2011 09:26 PM, Mike Chambers wrote:
> Got a sort of OT question...
> In libreoffice using spreadsheet, I want to input a number in a cell and
> have it multiply by 16.
> I have tried =D3*16 and =sum(D3*16) and both get errors.
> Anyone have any ideas? Obviously may contact me offlist and not bug the
> list if know the answer.
> thanks ahead of time,
Basic spreadsheet 101:
You cannot self-reference a cell in a calculation. ie, you cannot put
the expression: =D3*16 into cell D3.
If you put that expression in some other cell, then D3 needs to contain
numeric data so that the multiplication can succeed. I do it all the
time in Excel and OpenOffice. I can't believe it is broken in
Kevin J. Cummings
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