Goal Seek

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Opens a dialog where you can solve an equation with a variable. After a successful search, a dialog with the results opens, allowing you to apply the result and the target value directly to the cell.

Choose Tools - Goal Seek

Default

In this section, you can define the variables in your formula.

Formula cell

In the formula cell, enter the reference of the cell which contains the formula. It contains the current cell reference. Click another cell in the sheet to apply its reference to the text box.

Target value

Specifies the value you want to achieve as a new result.

Variable cell

Specifies the reference for the cell that contains the value you want to adjust in order to reach the target.

Shrink / Maximize

Click the Shrink icon to reduce the dialog to the size of the input field. It is then easier to mark the required reference in the sheet. The icons then automatically convert to the Maximize icon. Click it to restore the dialog to its original size.

The dialog is automatically minimized when you click into a sheet with the mouse. As soon as you release the mouse button, the dialog is restored and the reference range defined with the mouse is highlighted in the document by a blue frame.

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Shrink
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Maximize