Display And Print Formulas In Excel

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. Many of my spreadsheets contain very long and complex formulas I need to examine from time to time. Of course if I place my cursor over a cell I can see formulas in the formula box, but that’s not enough. Is there a way to see many formulas all at once so I can make any necessary adjustments?

A. There is—and you even can print an entire worksheet that displays all the underlying formulas rather than the data. To transform the display from data to formulas (see screenshot below) press Ctrl+~(tilde). Toggle back to the data view by pressing those keys again. If you wish, you can print the worksheet, with or without the formulas, as you do to any Excel file.

 

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