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In a message dated 12/17/99 1:14:14 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
mtv(--nospam--at) writes:

> The equation in A2 should be:
>  =rank(a1,$a$1:$iv$1)
>  Fill this equation across as many columns as you want.  [thus the 
>  equation in B2 would be: =rank(b1,$a$1:$iv$1)]  This equation looks 
>  at the entire first row [because iv is the last possible column] and 
>  returns the rank of the item indicated (a1, b1, c1, etc.) ignoring 
>  blank items.  Note that two identical items in the range of source 
>  data would have the same rank. However, if the random number 
>  generator is used to produce those numbers, this shouldn't happen.
>  This solution is very simple, efficient, and recalcs automatically.
Hi Michael, 

Thank you Michael for the solution. Unfortunately I cannot use it because the 
spreadsheet was created in 1991 when 123 version 2.2 was the standard. 
For one reason or another I cannot load the spreadsheet into the later 
version of 123 where function =rank(....) can be applied.  And if I do, any 
further spreadsheet manipulations (such as compiling the spreadsheet) just 
don't work. 123 ver 2.2 does not have =rank(...) function. I have to find 
some other way to solve my problem. 

Any other ideas?   Thank you.