I've just started having a problem with my Excel that is affecting old and new documents. Instead of seeing A1, B4, C5 in the formula bar; I can only see a formula that looks like the following:

=(RC[-1]*RC[-29])

When I double click on the cell, the other cells that comprise the formula are highlighted. I only see numbers on both axes instead of letters on the X axis and numbers on the Y axis.

Can you help?

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Heyo. I have had this problem before too. This procedure prevents the cells that contain the formula from being edited.

- Select the range of cells whose formulas you want to hide. You can also select the entire sheet.
- On the
**Format**menu, click**Cells**, and then click the**Protection**tab. - Select the
**Hidden**check box. - Click
**OK**. - On the
**Tools**menu, point to**Protection**, and then click**Protect Sheet**. - Make sure the
**Protect worksheet and contents of locked cells**check box is selected.

Wayne

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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EXCEL view the operation as a function fX and you enter it like this: =MINUS(H21,H22) This will show up in the cell and on the function bar above the column letters. The cell number would have a value in it. In this example H21 would have the value 10,and H22 would have the value 5. The formula would reside say in H23 and would show the result of the operation as 5.

10

5

5 (Formula in cell is as shown above)

10

5

5 (Formula in cell is as shown above)

Sep 19, 2017 | Excel Computers & Internet

go google and type in--- user manual for excel---

there is a pdf version about 900 pages long that explains everything you want to know and do in excel

there is a pdf version about 900 pages long that explains everything you want to know and do in excel

Mar 27, 2017 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

Once you have copy the cell from where the formula cam from, on the destination cell,

go to

1. Edit

2. Paste Special

3. Formula.

4. Press Enter

This should resolve your problem. Regards.

go to

1. Edit

2. Paste Special

3. Formula.

4. Press Enter

This should resolve your problem. Regards.

Aug 11, 2010 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

Using a time format for the data cells and data that looks like 12:00:10 AM the result you want is displayed no matter which formula is used. If the date portion of the data cell is not deleted then the result is 00:00:00. Delete the date portion of your data cells to get the result you want. (For example: When I enter 10 into a cell that is formated for time xx:xx:xx it shows 1/11/1904 12:00:00 AM in the formula bar and 00:00:00 in the cell. When I delete 1/11/1904 in the formula bar and show only the 12:00:10 the cell shows 00:00:10. Then it makes no difference which formula you use.)

Sep 19, 2009 | Microsoft OFFICE 2003 BASIC OEM ENGLISH MS...

Subtraction can be done in two ways in Office using the following formulas in the formula (fx) bar:

The SUM formula subtracts by changing the sign of the reference. Remember the sign rules, and thus - -x is in effect +x.

- =A1-A2
- =SUM(A1,-A2)

The SUM formula subtracts by changing the sign of the reference. Remember the sign rules, and thus - -x is in effect +x.

Jul 08, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

- Select all cells (either press Ctrl+A or click on the small upper left square on the edge of the worksheet)
- In the menu bar, go to Format - Cells
- In the popup menu that opens, click on the Protection tab (it should be the last one on the menu)
- Deselect the small box tagged Locked
- Click on OK. Now all your cells can be overwritten, regardless the protection status of the worksheet.
- Select only the cells containing formulas that you want to hide (If you need to perform multiple selection, you can press and hold down the Ctrl key, while clicking on each cell you want to select)
- In the menu bar, go to Format - Cells
- In the popup menu that opens, click on the Protection tab
- Tick the small box tagged Hidden and the Locked box as well. If you don’t tick the Locked box, other users of your worksheet would be able to overwrite the formula cells, without even knowing that they contain formulas (as they become invisible following this operation).
- Click on OK
- In the menu bar, go to Tools - Protection - Protect Sheet
- If you want, you can input a password for unlocking the worksheet. This will prevent others from unlocking it. If you don’t want to do that, leave the password field blank and press OK.
- Now click on one of your cells containing formulas and look at the formula bar. It should be empty, although the formula is still there. The cell would remain locked, but it would be automatically updated when changing the content of its precedents relating to the contained formula.

Jun 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

You can change this under the Excel, options menu. Select the advanced option and uncheck the option to "Show Formulas in cells instead of their calculated value", or you can jjst press Ctrl + `

This will either turn on or off the show formula option.

This will either turn on or off the show formula option.

Apr 27, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

The cells you are trying to sum are probably text and not numeric values. Format them as number or convert them to numbers.

Apr 18, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

You would have to combine the use of 2 functions. The Address and Match funbctions.

Lets say the number you want the address of is located in cell F1 and you have 2 columns of numbers. One colum in Column A and the other in column B. I will give you 2 formulas. The 1st one will return just the row number. The 2nd one will return the cell address.

Option 1: Lets say you just want to know the row reference of the number in cell F1. Place this formula in cell D1. =MATCH(F1,A1:A20)

If you have another column ytou want the row number of, place the formula in lets say cell D2 and change the column references from 'A' to 'B'.

Option 2: If you want the cell reference, place this formula in cell D1 and D2 instead of the firt formula.

=ADDRESS(MATCH(F1,A1:A20,0),1,1,TRUE)

And just like the first option, for the 2nd column, put the formula in D2 and change the column reference 'A' to 'B'.

Lets say the number you want the address of is located in cell F1 and you have 2 columns of numbers. One colum in Column A and the other in column B. I will give you 2 formulas. The 1st one will return just the row number. The 2nd one will return the cell address.

Option 1: Lets say you just want to know the row reference of the number in cell F1. Place this formula in cell D1. =MATCH(F1,A1:A20)

If you have another column ytou want the row number of, place the formula in lets say cell D2 and change the column references from 'A' to 'B'.

Option 2: If you want the cell reference, place this formula in cell D1 and D2 instead of the firt formula.

=ADDRESS(MATCH(F1,A1:A20,0),1,1,TRUE)

And just like the first option, for the 2nd column, put the formula in D2 and change the column reference 'A' to 'B'.

Feb 17, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Dear Madiha35,

I would recommend the use of the Table Function in Excel.

Here are the steps in Excel 2007, if this does not work for your version please add comment for me to reply to.

Conversely, If you would like the softcopy of the screenshots, I would be happy to email them to you.

Step 1: Enter your data into the worksheet.

Step 2: Create Table

Highlight the relevant data

On the insert tab, click on Table

Step 3: Verify Table range is correct, Click OK

Step 4: Select the cell you where you wish to Sum Data.

Click on Autosum.

Step 5: To Insert new data

Click on the sum row in the table, (Not the entire worksheet row)

Right click, Insert, Insert Table rows from above

Step 6: Enter new data in row

Step 7: Data is automatically calculated in formula.

Oct 22, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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I tried as you suggested and no luck. It's happening on new documents as well as old. I don't have the Excel program set to default to Protect Sheet.

The strangest part is that I no longer see letters on the Y-axis. That's why the coordinates aren't clear. I can go back and double click on a cell to see which cells the formula refers to- it highlights them. But otherwise, it's impossible for me to tell.

Still confused.

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