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o.k. thank you. that means that i basically can forget the "=" rule or is there a reasonable use of the "=" operation?

The = matters! You need to use it whenever you want a cell to change automatically based on what other cells are doing. For example, type 100 in A1. Now type A1+5 in A2. You'll see A2 say 105, of course. But now change A1 to 200. You might expect A2 to automatically turn into 205, but it doesn't, because the

*expression* 'A1+5' isn't stored in A2, just the

*result* of the original calculation, which was 105.

But now type =A1+5 into cell A2. Then change A1, and watch A2 automatically change. Cool, huh? Almost as much fun as VisiCalc on the HP-75!

Hope that helps!