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      For spreadsheet function CELL Info_Type ADDRESS it currently reads

      "
      The sheet name is included if given in the reference.
      "

      This needs to be amended, e.g.

      "
      The sheet name is included if given in the reference and does not
      reference the same sheet as the sheet the expression is evaluated on.
      "

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      For spreadsheet function CELL Info_Type ADDRESS it currently reads " The sheet name is included if given in the reference. " This needs to be amended, e.g. " The sheet name is included if given in the reference and does not reference the same sheet as the sheet the expression is evaluated on. "

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      For spreadsheet function CELL Info_Type ADDRESS it currently reads

      "
      The sheet name is included if given in the reference.
      "

      This needs to be amended, e.g.

      "
      The sheet name is included if given in the reference and does not
      reference the same sheet as the sheet the expression is evaluated on.
      "

      ... or some such ...

      Meaning, if the expression

      =CELL( "ADDRESS" ; Sheet1.A1 )

      is evaluated on Sheet1, the text "$A$1" is returned.
      If it is evaluated on Sheet2, the text "$Sheet1.$A$1" is returned.

      Or actually for a different sheet the return string depends on the
      current reference style, which doesn't make things easier.

      For LibreOffice, in CalcA1 it is "$Sheet1.$A$1", in ExcelA1 it is
      "Sheet1!$A$1" and in ExcelR1C1 it is "Sheet1!R1C1", but that is
      implementation specific and should be congruent with what ADDRESS()
      delivers and INDIRECT() can digest. LibreOffice supports all three
      syntax modes.

      Excel returns "[Book1]Sheet2!$A$1" for a new unsaved document or
      "[Book2.xlsx]Sheet2!$A$1" for a saved document, so includes even the
      file name (which must be a legacy of when each sheet was a separate file
      and documents with more than one sheet didn't exist).
      In R1C1 reference style Excel returns "[Book1]Sheet2!R1C1" or
      "[Book2.xlsx]Sheet2!R1C1".

      Gnumeric version 1.12.29 apparently never returns a sheet name.

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              Patrick Patrick Durusau
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