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when I try to link cells on different sheets from the same workbook it doesnt
seem to work properly. In the new cell which i want to display info from
another work sheet so I type:

='AB-Info'!B50

And the formula stays in my new cell. When it should be the words from the
original cell.

Any tips?

Thanks
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Either you have the "formula view" enabled:
<Tools. <Options <View tab
With "Formulas" *CHECKED* under 'Windows Options'.

OR

The cell that you used to enter your formula into was formatted as "text"
before you entered the formula.
Just changing the format to 'General' or 'Number' will not work.
You must re-enter (register) the formula again.
Change the format to number or general, then click in the formula bar and
hit <Enter.

A shortcut for this revision is to select the cell, then:
<Ctrl <Shift < ~ ,
Then <F2,
Then <Enter.

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"Curtis" wrote in message
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when I try to link cells on different sheets from the same workbook it
doesnt
seem to work properly. In the new cell which i want to display info from
another work sheet so I type:

='AB-Info'!B50

And the formula stays in my new cell. When it should be the words from
the
original cell.

Any tips?

Thanks


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Default linking sheets in a workbook

Thanks very much!

The second solution fixed my problem.

Much appriciated!

Curtis

"RagDyer" wrote:

Either you have the "formula view" enabled:
<Tools. <Options <View tab
With "Formulas" *CHECKED* under 'Windows Options'.

OR

The cell that you used to enter your formula into was formatted as "text"
before you entered the formula.
Just changing the format to 'General' or 'Number' will not work.
You must re-enter (register) the formula again.
Change the format to number or general, then click in the formula bar and
hit <Enter.

A shortcut for this revision is to select the cell, then:
<Ctrl <Shift < ~ ,
Then <F2,
Then <Enter.

--
HTH,

RD

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Try this:

"Curtis" wrote in message
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when I try to link cells on different sheets from the same workbook it
doesnt
seem to work properly. In the new cell which i want to display info from
another work sheet so I type:

='AB-Info'!B50

And the formula stays in my new cell. When it should be the words from
the
original cell.

Any tips?

Thanks



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Sounds like the new cells are formatted as Text.

Re-format to General then F2ENTER on your formula cell(s)


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 13:14:02 -0700, Curtis
wrote:

when I try to link cells on different sheets from the same workbook it doesnt
seem to work properly. In the new cell which i want to display info from
another work sheet so I type:

='AB-Info'!B50

And the formula stays in my new cell. When it should be the words from the
original cell.

Any tips?

Thanks


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Appreciate the feed-back.
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"Curtis" wrote in message
...
Thanks very much!

The second solution fixed my problem.

Much appriciated!

Curtis

"RagDyer" wrote:

Either you have the "formula view" enabled:
<Tools. <Options <View tab
With "Formulas" *CHECKED* under 'Windows Options'.

OR

The cell that you used to enter your formula into was formatted as "text"
before you entered the formula.
Just changing the format to 'General' or 'Number' will not work.
You must re-enter (register) the formula again.
Change the format to number or general, then click in the formula bar and
hit <Enter.

A shortcut for this revision is to select the cell, then:
<Ctrl <Shift < ~ ,
Then <F2,
Then <Enter.

--
HTH,

RD

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Please keep all correspondence within the NewsGroup, so all may benefit !
---------------------------------------------------------------------------



Try this:

"Curtis" wrote in message
...
when I try to link cells on different sheets from the same workbook it
doesnt
seem to work properly. In the new cell which i want to display info
from
another work sheet so I type:

='AB-Info'!B50

And the formula stays in my new cell. When it should be the words from
the
original cell.

Any tips?

Thanks




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