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# Using Formulas and Functions Pointing can be used to enter

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Using Formulas and Functions

Pointing can be used to enter cell references into formulas.
What are the advantages of using this method rather than typing the cell location directly into the formula?
What is the difference between a formula and a function?
What is the difference between an absolute reference and a relative reference? When should you use an absolute/relative reference?
What is a mixed cell reference?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  John D replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

What are the advantages of using this method rather than typing the cell location directly into the formula?

- faster than typing, and avoids possible typing errors

What is the difference between a formula and a function?
- functions are built in formulas. Cell formulas can contain several functions

What is the difference between an absolute reference and a relative reference?

- when cells which have absolute reference are copied they will always point to the original referenced cell.

When should you use an absolute/relative reference?

- when you want the formula to always point to a specific cell no matter in which cell the formula is copied to

What is a mixed cell reference?

- absolute row and relative column, or absolute column and relative row

Hope this helps