Formula is Displayed Instead of Calculating a Value in Microsoft Excel

When you type your formula into a cell, and you see the formula instead of a value, it means one of two things:

  • You are viewing formulas. Just hit Ctrl+` (that's the accent mark near your Esc key on your keyboard).
  • Your cells are formatted as text. Just hit Edit®Clear®All. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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