formula displayed instead of the result ???


G

Guest

sometimes when entering a formula the formula is displayed instead of the
result. Why? It only occurs in some cells and not all and the formula options
check box set in "tools/options/view/windows option" is not ticked.
Can anybody suggest why?
 
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J

JulieD

Hi

this occurs when the cell has been pre-formatted to text. to fix, copy a
blank unused cell (even from another sheet), click on the misbehaving cell
and choose edit / paste special ADD

this should sort it out.

Cheers
JulieD
 
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Gord Dibben

Most likely caused by having the cell(s) pre-formatted as Text.

With cell selected, hit F2 then ENTER.

If you have a great whack of these, select them and

Edit>Replace

What: =
With: =

Replace all.

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 20:09:03 -0800, Purple Angel <Purple
 

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