Tame your computer - a formula for success


In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to find and delete all data but keep formulas (Microsoft Excel)...

Have you ever had the need to keep your formulas in a worksheet, but get rid of all the other data? For example, you might want to create a new sheet for the new tax year, containing exactly the same headers and formulas, but not the data from the previous tax year. 

Here’s how:

  1.  Select the rows and/or columns that contain the formulas. (Remember the quick way to select a range of cells?
  2. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Find & Select, and then click Go To Special. (Or press CTRL + G and click on the Special button.)
  3. In the Go To Special dialog box, click the Constants radio button.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

This will delete all the data, but leave the formulas, ready for next year’s tax year.  (Thanks for the inspiration, Melissa.)

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29 April 2014

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at http://www.roem.co.uk

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Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support