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Excel formulas

Excel formulas

Excel formulas

When including an excel function ( say the exponent e ^ (argument) ) in a cell expression, the cell contents has this annoying feature "mailto:.....", which takes you direct to outlook mail express when clicking on the cell.
Is it possible to disable this feature and leave it as a plain math expression ?

RE: Excel formulas

"The automatic conversion of typed email address into clickable mailto links in Excel is controlled by the same AutoCorrect option that turns typed internet addresses (URLs) into clickable hyperlinks."


RE: Excel formulas

Thanks for that @3DDave.
On my version of Excel, the autocorrect function is in the Tools Tab - Options. Following the procedure suggested in the page you sent didnt work when I deselected the required checkbox. When I typed in "disable autocorrect hyperlink", and followed the suggested procedure, it worked, the mailto: disappeared.
Thanks a heap for this

RE: Excel formulas

I haven't had a problem when including "^", only when using "@". Disabling that autocorrect feature means that then if you do need links they will have to be input manually. It's probably a good trade-off.

RE: Excel formulas

It's only like 3 extra clicks, so sure. Nevertheless, you can open up the Autocorrect options box, type in the "^" and see if something pops up as the thing that replaces the "^" and delete it from Autocorrect, which would allow you to turn back on the automatic hyperlink insertion

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RE: Excel formulas

There doesnt seem to be a global disable for this weird hyperlink whenever one calls up an @ function, since the the Tools-Autocorrect Options - deselect hyperlink checkbox feature doesnt seem to work. Looks like I have to disable this individually for every @ function used.
This annoying feature was not there in earlier editions of Excel.

RE: Excel formulas

I called up a new blank sheet now and typed in an @exp() function in one cell and an @ln() in another, and this hyperlink feature hasn't popped up in either. In this new sheet I have deselected the hyperlink checkbox under Tools-AutoCorrect Options. All good now, so I dont have to clear out the hyperlink individually. Thats a relief.

RE: Excel formulas

Got that, 3DDave. Grew up on 123 - old habit, I'm afraid.
Correction: The path to disable this feature in Excel is Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoFormat as you Type.
Once deselected, Excel applies this deselection to all new workbooks.

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