**Soldato**

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Ok, so what i need help with is simplifying this ball-aching task and to avoid me possibly making a mistake too.

We have a template setup with around 6 columns shown and around 40+ hidden with various calculations in.

When we get a pricing document in i copy the first few columns into our template then i have to insert rows into excel. This is often in the region of 200-1000 new rows. Im sure there used to be ‘insert x rows’ button? Now all i can do is insert 1 row then CTRL+Y to insert subsequent rows. This is tedious for 1000 rows and i have no idea of how many i have inserted. Failure to do the right amount overwrites important tender information at the bottom on the excel document.

Is there a way to speed this up? I have checked the selected rows copied in the client excel file yet it doesn’t tell me how many rows have been copied?!?! It tells me a different number! Grrr ( i figured out how to have 2 separate excel windows open as i run 2 x 24” monitors and i hate having to open to wide documents in 1 window)

I then need to get the formulas to copy down into the new rows (im sure excel used to be able to do this automatically!!) but with 40+ colums even if i shrink the doc really small i cant see columns very clearly and im worried i might **** it up when i do this in the future.

Ok, i have just realised i can copy and paste the rows for the formulas to copy across, is there a way i can get it to paste in, say, 400 of these rows?

Im realising why i hate excel now.... thanks in advance!