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Creating a Cell

  1. Position the insertion point where you want to create the cell.

  2. On the Home tab, click Cell. If the cell is being inserted into a table, the Table Cell option will be selected.
  3. A unique cell number is assigned by default for convenience, based on the last one used. You can replace it with another unique ID. Each cell number has a maximum length of 10 characters and must have an alphanumeric prefix. The rest of the cell number may be a combination of letters and numbers. When the cell number is entered, click OK.

  4. In the Cell Type list, select the type of cell you want to create.
  5. Complete the applicable cell properties.
  6. Click OK.

The cell will be inserted where you positioned the insertion point.


  • When inserting cells into an existing table, CaseView numbers the cells automatically based on the table identifier. Therefore, table cells have numbers like SLH.A1 where SLH is the table identifier, and the A1 refers to column A, row 1. In order to ensure table cells continue to function correctly during sorting or calculations, it is important that when moving cells the cells be renumbered to reflect their proper row position.
  • When entering a unique cell number, follow these two rules:
    • Do not use the prefixes CLP and UD in your cell number. These two prefixes are reserved by the program for referring to Engagement Properties (CLP) or User defined (UD) information.
    • Do not enter leading zeros into your cell numbers, for example A0001 or A022. These extra zeros can cause formulas that use relative calculations to work incorrectly.

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