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Formulas in Cells?!?!

Formulas in Cells?!?!

Formulas in Cells?!?!

When I past a formula into another cell and try to edit it, the value of the cell displays the formula!?!?!
I have the following formula in a cell..

When I edit this formula in any way... the formula itself is diplayed in the cell...not the value.

ANY help would be great.

RE: Formulas in Cells?!?!

PS Im using Excel XP if that helps...

RE: Formulas in Cells?!?!

When you paste it, Excel may be adding a single quote to the beginning of the string, making it text. If this is the case, simply remove the leading quote. Another option is to Ctrl-C and Paste Special > Fomula.

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RE: Formulas in Cells?!?!

Thanks for the reply..
It doesnt seem to be putting the " so I tryed the special paste. Is there any specific type of paste I should try? I tryed selecting formulas and it went into the cell correctly ...but  agian, when I try to edit it, it leaves the formula in the cell...

Im editing in the formulas bar (also tried in the cell and the dialog box) then clicking the green check to set it.

The values that the formula needs to display are in 01, 02, 03 format. I needed to change the format of the cell to "text" in order to get the 0 to appear infront of the 1. Otherwise I would just get a 1. Is there another format I should be using for the cell that may help this formula display properly?


RE: Formulas in Cells?!?!

Check to see if you have the formula display option checked (should be off).  Tools->Options->View->Window Options (Formula)

RE: Formulas in Cells?!?!

Sounds like you are causing the problem by formatting the cell to "text" in order to obtain the 01, 02, 03 effect.  

RE: Formulas in Cells?!?!

Nope, you have the "edit directly in cell" option turned on.  

Goto Options|Edit tab.  It should be the 1st check box on the tab.


RE: Formulas in Cells?!?!

btw... edit directly in cell is the default installation setting for Excel.  It's annoying to me, I usually wind up spending 10 minutes or so on a installation, re-setting things to the I want.


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