Is there a way to navigate through a formula's precedents, jumping from one to the next?


New Member
Oct 15, 2018
It's very useful to be able to press CTRL+[ in order to navigate to the first precedent/reference in a formula. (And then to press F5 to jump back to the formula.) However, what if a formula has multiple precendents/references, including some or all that appear on a different worksheet? It would be super useful to be able to continue to navigate through a formula's precedents, jumping from one to the next, in the order that the appear in the formula. Is there a way to do this?

Johnny Thunder

Well-known Member
Apr 9, 2010
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For this, I always use the Formula Ribbon> Evaluate formula.

Reason being, I don't care to look at the precedents, I actually only care about what each piece of the formula returns. You could always use the Trace Precedents as well on the same tab.

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