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I am running excel 2013 pro in windows 10 on an HP Pavilion

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I am running excel 2013 pro in windows 10 on an HP Pavilion g6. Cannot get f4 to work for absolute reference
JA: What's the make and model of your computer? And what version of Excel are you using?
Customer: HP pav g6 and excel 2013 professional
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: Yes. In fact the software itself was installed only a couple weeks ago. I don't know if it was working previously as this is fist timeI've tried
JA: Anything else you want the Microsoft Office expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have already tried changing the functions in windows from action to function and back.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 11 months ago.

I am the person that will be helping you today.

On your laptop, you must press the fN key and the F4 key at the same time. Does it work when you do that?

I will be standing by, looking forward to your response.

Thank you,

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
NO. Of course I've tried that. I've tried CTRL, ALT, Shift, you name it. F4 works for quick duplication of a number but not for absolute reference
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 11 months ago.

I didn't know what you have tried because you didn't list all that you did.

I have run out of ideas.

For this reason, I am opting out of the question and allowing another expert the chance to help.

The next expert will see all that is on this page, so there will be no need to repeat anything.

When another expert picks this up, you will be notified by email.

Thank you for your patience.

- Jason

Expert:  technicalcat replied 11 months ago.


Thanks for the question, and I will be helping you now. Please standby while i review your question. I will respond in the next few minutes.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No. I think I will go to someone in person locally.
Expert:  technicalcat replied 11 months ago.

Are you in EDIT (F2) mode when you are attempting the absolute reference?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am placing the cursor in the formula field. I have also tried f2 to be sure
Expert:  technicalcat replied 11 months ago.

Do you want to continue working with me on this problem? I see you said you did not, then you replied to my query.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No. Thank you.

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