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My formula displays just as it is, instead of calculating
I'm working with a spreadsheet that was passed to me, and I haven't created
it from scratch. I've added a column and created a simple formula that simply displays in the cell instead of showing me the calculated result. I've checked that automatic calculation is ON. The cell simply displays =IF(D2=8,E2,"") instead of showing me the value of cell E2 or the empty value. I've also tried various other formula; they all behave similarly. I can't imagine what would cause the formula to display, almost like it's being considered as a text string..... 
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My formula displays just as it is, instead of calculating
Try pressing:
Alt+` ` is directly above the Tab key. Regards, Paul "Mark Parent" wrote in message ... I'm working with a spreadsheet that was passed to me, and I haven't created it from scratch. I've added a column and created a simple formula that simply displays in the cell instead of showing me the calculated result. I've checked that automatic calculation is ON. The cell simply displays =IF(D2=8,E2,"") instead of showing me the value of cell E2 or the empty value. I've also tried various other formula; they all behave similarly. I can't imagine what would cause the formula to display, almost like it's being considered as a text string..... 
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My formula displays just as it is, instead of calculating
Sorry,
That should have been: Ctrl + ` ` is directly above the Tab key. Regards, Paul "Mark Parent" wrote in message ... I'm working with a spreadsheet that was passed to me, and I haven't created it from scratch. I've added a column and created a simple formula that simply displays in the cell instead of showing me the calculated result. I've checked that automatic calculation is ON. The cell simply displays =IF(D2=8,E2,"") instead of showing me the value of cell E2 or the empty value. I've also tried various other formula; they all behave similarly. I can't imagine what would cause the formula to display, almost like it's being considered as a text string..... 
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My formula displays just as it is, instead of calculating
Thanks for your response. I should have mentioned that I had tried that.
The first Ctrl` shows me all the formula on the sheet, and the second returns all the cells back to their calculated results, except for cells in my new column, which remain displayed as formula. "PCLIVE" wrote: Sorry, That should have been: Ctrl + ` ` is directly above the Tab key. Regards, Paul "Mark Parent" wrote in message ... I'm working with a spreadsheet that was passed to me, and I haven't created it from scratch. I've added a column and created a simple formula that simply displays in the cell instead of showing me the calculated result. I've checked that automatic calculation is ON. The cell simply displays =IF(D2=8,E2,"") instead of showing me the value of cell E2 or the empty value. I've also tried various other formula; they all behave similarly. I can't imagine what would cause the formula to display, almost like it's being considered as a text string..... 
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My formula displays just as it is, instead of calculating
Mark
Your new column was preformatted as text. Change format to Generl then F2 and ENTER on the cells. If you have a great whack of these to do, EditReplace what: = with: = Replace all. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:00:01 0800, Mark Parent wrote: Thanks for your response. I should have mentioned that I had tried that. The first Ctrl` shows me all the formula on the sheet, and the second returns all the cells back to their calculated results, except for cells in my new column, which remain displayed as formula. "PCLIVE" wrote: Sorry, That should have been: Ctrl + ` ` is directly above the Tab key. Regards, Paul "Mark Parent" wrote in message ... I'm working with a spreadsheet that was passed to me, and I haven't created it from scratch. I've added a column and created a simple formula that simply displays in the cell instead of showing me the calculated result. I've checked that automatic calculation is ON. The cell simply displays =IF(D2=8,E2,"") instead of showing me the value of cell E2 or the empty value. I've also tried various other formula; they all behave similarly. I can't imagine what would cause the formula to display, almost like it's being considered as a text string..... 
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My formula displays just as it is, instead of calculating
Thanks very much Gord, that solved everything. I was all around this
solution myself, but didn't recognize the sequence of both changing the type and reexecuting the expression. You learn something new every day..... "Gord Dibben" wrote: Mark Your new column was preformatted as text. Change format to Generl then F2 and ENTER on the cells. If you have a great whack of these to do, EditReplace what: = with: = Replace all. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:00:01 0800, Mark Parent wrote: Thanks for your response. I should have mentioned that I had tried that. The first Ctrl` shows me all the formula on the sheet, and the second returns all the cells back to their calculated results, except for cells in my new column, which remain displayed as formula. "PCLIVE" wrote: Sorry, That should have been: Ctrl + ` ` is directly above the Tab key. Regards, Paul "Mark Parent" wrote in message ... I'm working with a spreadsheet that was passed to me, and I haven't created it from scratch. I've added a column and created a simple formula that simply displays in the cell instead of showing me the calculated result. I've checked that automatic calculation is ON. The cell simply displays =IF(D2=8,E2,"") instead of showing me the value of cell E2 or the empty value. I've also tried various other formula; they all behave similarly. I can't imagine what would cause the formula to display, almost like it's being considered as a text string..... 
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