Formula not displaying proper values when copying

aaronnechama

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The strangest kind of error is happening - when I drag a cell containing a formula to the adjacent cell - the formula copies properly but the value that is displayed changes to the ACTUAL contents of the originating cell.
For example, if I create a formula
Code:
=PROPER(A2)
in cell B2 and then drag to copy into cell B3, the formula that is copied changes to the relative reference of
Code:
=PROPER(A3)
, but the value that is displayed remains the same as in cell B2, meaning it does not change to the relative reference. This is the strangest error I have ever seen.

See the following image for the error.
excel-error.jpg
 

Excel Facts

What do {} around a formula in the formula bar mean?
{Formula} means the formula was entered using Ctrl+Shift+Enter signifying an old-style array formula.

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Check that calculation is set to Automatic - Tools > Options > Calculation tab.
 

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