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I'm using the following formula in Excel 2010:


When I use Ctrl+D or Fill down the $C$2 reference fails to "increment".

Is there any way to fix this?

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Do you mean 'repeat' or 'increment'? The $ signs mean that a filled formula will always reference that particular column and/or cell. – Beeblebrox Jul 9 '12 at 23:04
@foocode increment (sorry) – toomanyairmiles Jul 9 '12 at 23:24
@toomanyairmiles Remove the '$'s - they are telling Excel not to increment - it is their sole purpose. – Paul Jul 9 '12 at 23:29
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Try it without the $ signs before the C & the 2. The $ signs act as a hard pointer so the formula currently includes an absolute (static) reference to cell C2.

If you just have 'C2' instead of '$C$2' i.e. a relative reference, when the formula is filled-down it'll increment to D2, E2 and so on.

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Further details here. Also, please add the terms relative and absolute to your answer, easier to search ;) – Bob Jul 9 '12 at 23:38

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