Tame your computer - formulas for success

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In her regular series for Cambridge Network members - now in its 15th year! - software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she describes how to find and select all formulas (Microsoft Excel)...

If you inherit someone else’s spreadsheet, or open a workbook you don’t frequently use, it can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare to find out where the formulas are used. But help is at hand.

Here’s how:

1.       On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Find & Select.

2.       Click on Formulas or press (its underscored letter) u.

With all formulas selected why not apply some colour or protect the formulas?

Oh, and as you might spot, you can also use the Find & Select option to quickly find out whether or not Conditional Formatting and/or Data Validation has been applied – and where.

Related tips

Protecting your formulas

Quickly delete empty rows

Find and delete all data but keep formulas

Trace the relationships between formulas and cells

Switch between displaying formulas and their values


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16 March 2020

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  www.roem.co.uk


Karen Roem
Microsoft Office-ionado

Roem Ltd – software training and support