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*Subject*: **Re: [office-formula] 3-d references**

*From*:**"Andreas J. Guelzow" <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>***To*: office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org*Date*: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:53:40 -0700

Hi, I do not have any easy access to any version of MS Excel so I can't try it out. On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 19:12 +0100, Eike Rathke wrote: > On Wednesday, 2008-11-26 10:37:38 -0700, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote: > > > > Same with Calc. I think we don't mention it explicitly at other places, > > > but 6.3.10 Infix Operator Reference Range (":") says > > > > > > | Takes two references and computes the range, that is, a reference to the > > > | smallest 3-dimensional cube of cells that include both Left and Right. > > > > > > A cube to my understanding does include all atoms in between corners, > > > sides and edges ;-) > > > > > > > While this may be what "cube" means it seems to me that the shape of the > > space matters: > > > > In this context most users will likely think of the sheets as layers and > > so "cube" appears to mean (to me at least): > > > > for 'Sheet1'.B4:'Sheet3'.C5 with Sheet2 located between Sheet1 and > > Sheet3: > > > > the union of the ranges B4:C5 on all sheets, ie. a total of > > 3 times 2 times 2 = 12 cells, > > (3 sheets, 2 rows, 2 columns) > > Well, yes, exactly. > > > I think interpreting this to be ranges B4:C5 on Sheets 1 and 3 but all > > of sheet 2 does _not_ fit into the normal understanding of "cube". > > Why all of sheet 2? 'Sheet1'.B4:'Sheet3'.C5 says cube from top left > front 'Sheet1'.B4 to bottom right back 'Sheet3'.C5, which in this case > encompasses 'Sheet2'.B4:C5, but nothing else of sheet 2. Do we have some > misunderstanding here? That's what I understood from Erics message as of 25 Nov 2008 05:16:43 -0000 (Mon, 22:16 MST): > Excel, for example will sum the cells in the specified workbooks AND > all cells in sheets that are positioned between the 2 sheets. Note the "all cells" part. In his next message he reiterates that this is different from the 'Sheet1'.B4:'Sheet3'.C5 version. It could easily be that I misunderstood but I thought it clear that he said there are 2 types of 3d references involved. Andreas

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: [office-formula] 3-d references***From:*Eike Rathke <erack@sun.com>

**References**:**3-d references***From:*ericpa@microsoft.com

**Re: [office-formula] 3-d references***From:*Eike Rathke <erack@sun.com>

**Re: [office-formula] 3-d references***From:*"Andreas J. Guelzow" <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] 3-d references***From:*Eike Rathke <erack@sun.com>

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