Format changes from "General" to "Text"



A cell has a "General" format, the cell contains a formula and the
result of the formula is displayed in the cell.

When I change an expression in the formula, the cell's format changes
to "Text" and the formula is displayed in the cell.

I then have to change the cell's format back to "General" then press
F2 to get the formula's result to be diplayed in the cell.

How can I prevent the cell's format from changing from "General" to



Niek Otten

What is your formula and what exactly do you change? You didn't delete the =
sign by accident, did you?



Dave Peterson

You can't.

Excel likes to help and sometimes that help isn't wanted.

Other times it is--like when you have a formula that retrieves a date.

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