formula not showing up, only hard coded #

CA_User

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When I type in a simple formula,

example: = 1/3
the answer is .333333333 but when i look in the formula bar.. my formula of =1/3 is no longer there, it is just the hard coded result. how do i fix this? thanks
 

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RalphA

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One possibility is that you have VBA code that runs on any change in your spreadsheet, and that effectively does the same as a Copy, Edit, Paste Special, Values. So, check up on that, and post back.
 

CA_User

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No there is no VBA code. When I type is =3*3, the formula stays... seems to be only happening with division?
 

RalphA

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Is it happening on all spreadsheets? I can't seem to get your result, only the formula result, showing 0.333333 in the cell, and =1/3 in the formula bar.
 

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