Copy Paste basics?

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Subject: Copy Paste basics?
Posted by:  David W (dma…
Date: 29 Jan 2007

I have been using excel for several years now and over the past few
years I've been running across the need to copy a value from one cell
to a selection of cells without the formula changing or a portion of
the formula. For example, cell A1 contains the formula =A2+A3. If I
copy that to cell B1 my formula changes to =B2+B3 which is the norm.
However I need to copy a formula and keep the cell names constant so
that when I copy to B1 it will equal A2+A3. another example would be I
want to multiply the contents of B3 by the contents of C2, D2, E2, and
F2 and have the result display in C3, D3, E3 and F3. Basically I need
the ability to multiply a series of cells by the value in a single
cell, without having to type the formula every time. Is this possible?
is it so basic and I'm just a moron? am I even making sense? Any help
would be appreciated.