# [Fix]: Formulas Not Copying Down in Excel Table (3 Solutions)

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To save the consumption of time, you may need to apply the same formula in a number of columns in an Excel table. But sometimes it wonâ€™t work for several reasons. Here, in this tutorial, we will show you how to fix formulas not copying them down in Excel.

## Fix Formulas Not Copying Down in Excel Table: 3 Effective Ways

In the following sections, we will describe the possible reasons why the formulas donâ€™t copy down in a table and provide 3 possible solutionsÂ to these. We will use the Proofing option, Advanced option, and the Formulas tab to accomplish the task. In the image below, we have provided a sample data set where we will calculate the total sales by applying the same formula.

### 1. Use Proofing Option to Fix Formulas Not Copying Down in Excel Table

To use the Proofing option, follow the outlined steps below.

Step 1: Enter Formula

• To calculate the total Sales, type the following formula in the first cell of the column.
`=[@[Price/Unit]]*[@Quantity]`

• Therefore, seeing that the formula is not applied to all cells means the formula is not copying down to the cells.

Step 2: Select the File Tab

• Firstly, click on the File tab.

Step 3: Selection of the Options Menu

• Click on the Home<< More << Options.

Step 4: Apply the Proofing Option

• Select Proofing.
• Then, click on AutoCorrect Options.

Step 5: Check the Required Option

• Select the AutoFormat As You Type.
• Check the box entitled Fill formulas in tables to create calculated columns.
• Finally, press Enter or click on OK.

Step 6: Write the Formula

• Now, type the following formula.
`=[@[Price/Unit]]*[@Quantity]`

Step 7: Get the Final Result

• Press Enter and see that all the cells are filled with the same formula with just one press.

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### 2. Enable Automatic Calculation Option to Disable Formulas Not Copying Down in Excel Table

You can copy down the formula by using the Automatic Calculation option. Simply follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Selection of the Calculation Option

• Firstly, click on the Formulas.
• Select the Calculation.

Step 2: Select a Command

• Choose the Automatic command.

Step 3: Insert a Formula

• To enter a formula, write down the following formula.
`=[@[Price/Unit]]*[@Quantity]`

• As a result, you will get all the results at once, as shown in the image below.

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### 3. Check Fill Handle Option to Turn Off Formulas Not Copying Down in Excel Table

Sometimes, you cannot copy down the formulas if your Fill Handle option is disabled, and you donâ€™t have any idea about that. To enable the Fill Handle option, follow the procedures below.

Step 1: Type a Formula

• To calculate the Sales, type the following formula.
`=[@[Price/Unit]]*[@Quantity]`

• Consequently, the AutoFill Handle Tool didnâ€™t appear, and your formula was not copied through all the cells.

Step 2: Enable Fill Handle Option

• Go to File.
• Then, click on the Options.
• Check the box Enable fill handle and cell drag and drop.

Step 3: Get the Final Result

• Finally, press Enter, and your AutoFill tool will appear again.
• Use the AutoFill tool to copy down the formula in the required cells.

## Conclusion

Finally, I hope you now understand how to fix formulas, not copy them down in Excel. All of these strategies should be carried out when your data is being educated and practiced. Examine the practice book and apply what youâ€™ve learned. We are driven to continue offering programs like this because of your generous support.

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