Implied Equal Signs in Excel - How To?

TTKTVLA

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Does anyone know how I can make a cell in Excel 2003 or 2007 recognize automatically that I want a calculation done without having to start with a formula symbol or the '=' sign?
For example, if I start typing 24+12, excel should automatically calculate and return 36. Note I didnt start with the '=" or "+" symbol.
I have this working in one of the files I got from somewhere and it is not Excel version dependent as it seems to work from 2003 & 2007, however I cant do it on a new excel workbook, in either 2003 or 2007. Is there a switch to flick or something?
Appreciate any help possible
TTK
 

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xld

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One equals sign? Is it that hard to enter that? Seems overkill to build a solution to avoid that IMO.
 

RoryA

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Tools-Options-Transition tab, check the 'Transition Formula entry' option.
I agree with Bob though. :)
 

TTKTVLA

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Thanks Rory, that worked....

And Bob I agree too. But sometimes curiosity gets to me...
 

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