Changing formulas into solid text

Brendan

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Aug 31, 2006
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This will probably be a very basic question, but I dont actually know what I should be searching for, so easier to just ask.

How do I turn formulas into actual text, so when I copy them, and paste they will remain as what the formula returns?

IE

A1 = 1
B1 = 2
=sum(A1+B1)
Would show 3

I then want to somehow have the formula disappear, and just return the value of 3, so I can then delete the values from A1 and B1, and have 3 remain there.

Does this make sense?
People keep telling me this is pointless, but I keep coming across reasons why I want to do this.
 

Excel Facts

Copy formula down without changing references
If you have =SUM(F2:F49) in F50; type Alt+' in F51 to copy =SUM(F2:F49) to F51, leaving the formula in edit mode. Change SUM to COUNT.
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Edit, Copy the cell that contains the formula '=sum(A1+B1)'.

And then, Edit, Paste Special..., values, and the formula will disappear, and the value of the formula will stay.


Have a great day,
Stan
 

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