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Chapter 3. Editing Spreadsheets > Creating a Custom Fill to Define Linear or Gr...

Creating a Custom Fill to Define Linear or Growth Trends

You can use the custom fill to create linear or growth trends. For example, let’s say you had to determine the growth of sales over the next few months based on the trends over the past four months. Here’s a quick way to solve this problem. Similarly to the previous examples, you must use the right-drag with the fill handle. However, notice the example in Figure 3.12. First, you must select the entire series of numbers, and then select the fill handle, right-click and drag to the right, then let go and select Growth Trend. The result is shown in Figure 3.13 of the growth trend based on the historical information.

Figure 3.12. Select the entire series of numbers, select the fill handle, and right-drag to the desired location.


Figure 3.13. After you select Growth Trend, the final result is the growth based on historical information.


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