If you are using LibreOffice Calc, a spreadsheet program similar to Microsoft’s Excel, knowing how to reference a cell in another sheet can be very helpful. This kind of reference allows you to pull a value from a different sheet without having to manually type it in. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Create a Link
To begin, press F3 on your keyboard to bring up the “Insert Cell Reference” window. Select the “To Sheets” tab and select the sheet you want to reference from the drop-down menu.
Then, select the cell you want to reference. It will appear in the box at the bottom of the window. Click OK when you’re ready to continue.
Step 2: Copy the Link to the Cell
Once you’ve created the link, you’ll need to copy it to the cell you’d like to refer to. To do this, click on the cell and type in the “=” symbol to bring up the “Insert Function” window.
In this window, type in the name of the reference you created. You’ll then see the value of the referenced cell appear in the cell you’re referring to.
Step 3: Test the Link
To test the link, make sure that any changes you make in the referenced cell are reflected in the cell you referred to. You should also test if any changes you make in the referred cell do not affect the referenced cell.
Q: What are some other ways of referencing cells in LibreOffice Calc?
A: Apart from using the “=” symbol, you can also reference cells by using the SUM(), AVERAGE(), COUNT(), ROUND(), and MAX() functions.
Q: Can I use a cell reference in functions?
A: Yes, you can use a cell reference in functions. All you need to do is enter the formula of the function and include the reference in it.
Q: Is there a limit to how many cells I can reference in one sheet?
A: No, you can reference as many cells as you need.
Q: Can I reference cells in other sheets?
A: Yes, you can reference cells in other sheets by using the “To Sheet” tab in the Insert Cell Reference window.
Q: Can I use a cell reference in another sheet to sum up the values in other sheets?
A: Yes, you can use a cell reference to sum up the values in other sheets. All you need to do is enter the formula in the cell you’d like to reference and include the references in it.