Change multiple formulas in Google Sheets

Power Tools provides you with various utilities to speed up most of your daily tasks. The Formulas tool will help you change the formula type, get values instead of the formulas in the range, or perform quick calculations for all columns or rows.

Before you start

The Formulas tool also processes cells in filtered & hidden rows & columns.

How to convert formulas and auto apply functions to all selected columns

  1. Go to Extensions > Power Tools > Start in the Google Sheets menu:
    Start Power Tools.
  2. Click on the Formulas icon on the add-on sidebar:
    Click the Formulas icon on the Power Tools sidebar.
  3. Select the range of cells you want to work within and pick one of the following options:
    Convert relative cell references to absolute.

    • Convert relative to absolute
      Select this radio button to change the type of formulas in the selected range. The drop-down list lets you choose between three kinds of absolute references to convert formulas to:

      • Absolute cell reference — $A$1
      • Absolute column reference — $A1
      • Absolute row reference — A$1
    • Convert absolute to relative
      Choose this option to convert absolute references in the formulas to relative.
    • Convert formulas to values
      Get the calculation results or values instead of the formulas used in the selected range.
    • AutoSum
      This one will automatically add formulas under each selected column with numbers.

      Choose cells under all columns where you want to insert totaling formulas and pick the necessary function from the list.

      Tip. If you select a blank column to the right of your table with numbers, the tool will calculate all values in each row.
      Tip. The add-on offers the most common functions to choose from: Sum, Count, Counta, Average, Averagea, Min, Max, Product, Mode, Stdev, Var, Median.
    • Modify all selected formulas
      Pick this option to transform your calculations but keep all formulas where they are.

      Simply enter additional calculations before or after the formula in the edit field, where %formula% stands for your current formulas in the selected range:
      Multiply all formulas in the selected range by 1.5.

Click Run to change all formulas in the selected range at once according to the option you select.