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I have =A1 on one cell and then a bunch of text on three cells beneath it and then =A2 on the fourth cell beneath it, how to make sure that when I drag down, it goes to A3 after leaving three cells and so forth?

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To achieve the following:

  • D1 refers to A1
  • D4 refers to A2
  • D7 refers to A3

and so on, use a formula such as =offset(A$1, row(D1)/3, 0) in cell D1. This offsets the reference to A1 by the row number divided by 3 (the result is rounded down automatically). When copied down the column, it will offset the cell positions correctly.

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