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Excel 2016 VBA and Macros by Tracy Syrstad, Bill Jelen

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5. R1C1-Style Formulas

Referring to Cells: A1 Versus R1C1 References

Understanding R1C1 formulas will make your job easier in VBA. You could skip this chapter, but if you do, your code will be harder to write. Taking 30 minutes to understand R1C1 will make every macro you write for the rest of your life easier to code.

We can trace the A1 style of referencing back to VisiCalc. Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston used A1 to refer to the cell in the upper-left corner of the spreadsheet. Mitch Kapor used this same addressing ...

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