Identify Excel Cells Containing Formulas

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. Is there a way to command Excel to highlight all the cells in a worksheet that contains formulas?

A. Sure. Just click on Edit , Go To and then Special , which is at the bottom of the screen.

That opens the Go To Special screen (see screenshot below). Click on Formulas .

When you click on OK , the cells that contain formulas will be highlighted in dark blue and look like this:

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