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Change cell values using Paste
Special
Q. I have a price list stored in a worksheet, and I need to increase
all prices by 5 percent. Can I do this without reentering all the prices?
Excel provides two ways to accomplish this. The "traditional"
technique goes something like this:
 Insert or find a blank column near the prices.
 In that column's first cell, enter a formula to multiply the price
in that row by 1.05.
 Copy the formula down the column.
 Select and copy the entire column of formulas
 Select the original prices, and choose Edit, Paste Special.
 In the Paste Special dialog box, select Values to overwrite the
original prices with the formulas' results.
 And finally, delete the column of formulas.
The other, more efficient approach also uses the Paste Special dialog
box. To increase a range of values (prices, in this example) by 5 percent:
 Enter 1.05 into any blank cell.
 Select the cell and choose Edit, Copy.
 Select the range of values and choose Edit, Paste Special.
 Choose the Multiply option and click OK.
 Delete the cell that contains the 1.05.
Yet another option is to use the Cell
Math addin.
