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Posted by Mik D on January 12, 2001 3:35 AM

Sometimes when I enter a formula in a cell, the
formula itself prints instead of the result?


Posted by JohnS on January 12, 2001 5:29 AM

You need to make sure that you start the formula with the equal (=) sign, or else Excel may think you're entering a text string. It may also do this if you are using a function that the program doesn't recognize.

Posted by Mark W. on January 12, 2001 6:48 AM

You may be attempting to enter a formula into a
cell that's formatted as Text. If so change the
cells format to some other valid format (e.g.,
General).