Formula read as text

djurmann

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Hi folks,

I have typed in a formula which I believe is being treated as text. Any ideas what I can do about this?

Also what is the key combination to update a link?

Mnay thanks,

Danny
 

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Cbrine

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If the formula is appearing in the viewable part of the text, it could be two things.
1. You have set the option to show formula's.
2. The field is formated as text.

To resolve option 1, just go into the excel option and uncheck the checkbox for the option. It's in the view tab.

To resolve option 2
1. Select the cell
2. Select Data....Text To columns in the excel menu.
3. When the wizard appears, just press finish.
4. Also format it as general in the cell format options, which should stop it from reverting to the incorrect format.


HTH
Cal
 

djurmann

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Cal you are a star, many thanks. Great Calvin and Hobbes pic too.

Danny
 

Cbrine

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Glad I could help.

PS-That's not Calvin and Hobb's, it's me an my cat. :eek:
 

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