Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. August 19, 2002
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The Anchor Cell
The "anchor" cell in any range of cells is the top-left cell in the range. You'll often see documentation that refers to the anchor cell, so it's important to understand just what that phrase means. You need this information when you tell Excel on what area to work. For instance, you might be instructed to select cells A3..C4 and then told to enter a value in the anchor cell. If you don't know which cell is the anchor cell, you're stuck. In this case, the anchor cell is cell A3.