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How do I copy/paste a formula in Microsoft Excel so that the exact formula, verbatim, is copied and pasted? That is, I don't want it to increment or use other logic to interpret how I want the pasted formula modified. I don't want the references updated or modified.

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    Method 3 (copying a formula exactly) from your link seems to do exactly what you need. Have you tried it? (also tried "alternate methods"?) – Máté Juhász Mar 11 at 20:01
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1) Select the cell containing the formula

2) Highlight the formula's text in the Formula bar

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3) Copy (CTRLC)

4) Press ESC

5) Select the cell where you want to paste the formula

6) Paste (CTRLV)

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Another way is to write your formulas with direct references. Use $A$1 rather than A1. Or $A1 if you want only the number to increment but the column to stay the same, or vice versa (A$1).

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