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In a LibreOffice spreadsheet, when I want to duplicate a cell's content, I use =<source coords>. For example if I want cell A2 to contain a duplicate of whatever is in A1, I fill in =A1 in A2.

Works fine for numbers, formulas, and text, except when a cell is empty. For some reason the duplicate cell then contains a number zero instead of empty. Apparently if a cell is empty, it enforces the content to be a number or something.

Example:

example

The second row are all copies of the first row. See that zero in C2, while C1 is empty?

How do I make an exact copy of a cell, regardless its type, so that a copy of an empty cell also remains empty?

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