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Hey all. I'm making a spreadsheet for my timesheet so that I can track my paid time off since it doesn't appear on our paystubs. I'm getting various formulas set up, including a very simple sum of the total hours worked thus far in this financial year. However, while I was able to easily sum up from October back through July, by shift-selecting each sheet in the formula box, it does not seem to carry over when I make a new sheet.

One solution that would probably work is to make the time sheets all the way through June of 2018 in advance. However, if there's a little trick or tip that can do this, there have been other times when I've wanted newly created sheets to also contribute to a multi-sheet formula.
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Avoid entering the same type of data on various sheets!

Have a single TimeSheet table on single worksheet, where all (daily or weekly or whatever time you use for one entry) info is inserted.

When you feel, that the table will be too long, use autofilter to hide older entries.

Calculating in TimeSheet table months in format yyyymm (or as dates at 1st of month and formatting them as "yyyymm") from your entry dates allows you to keep your timetable over several years (until the workbook will be too slow to be practical - it depends on amount of entered info and how much formulas you have in your workbook and how complex they are).

When you need a monthly report, create one on separate sheet, where you select a month (using data validation list), and all needed info is calculated from TimeSheet table. One single such report allows you do get reports for every 12 months (or for any month you entered data into TimeTable)

Whenever you need some calculations on your TimeTable, having all data in single table will make formulas much less complex, and you never will need to redesign them when you add data for a new month.
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I could, but I'm using the spreadsheet they gave me to use, just integrating it into a workbook.
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If you use 3D references to sum the same range in multiple consecutive sheets you an use following trick
create a sheet called "Start", leave it blank and place it before all the sheets containing data
create a sheet called "end", leave blank, place after all sheets containing data
Now build your formula with the shift key from "start" to "end"
Whenever a new month is added place the new sheet between "start" and "end".
That's it
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If you use 3D references to sum the same range in multiple consecutive sheets you an use following trick
create a sheet called "Start", leave it blank and place it before all the sheets containing data
create a sheet called "end", leave blank, place after all sheets containing data
Now build your formula with the shift key from "start" to "end"
Whenever a new month is added place the new sheet between "start" and "end".
That's it
I'll report back on Monday. Thanks for the advice. I remembered only after I had posted a reply to the other idea that I have to use the sheet provided by my employer since they need to be uniform. The only way to do that is make those into individual sheets.
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