When your Excel workbook has formulas that are linked to other workbooks/cells that have been deleted, you will get a #REF! error.

This means that the formula refers to a cell that isn’t valid.

To get rid of this error message we have to select the cell(s) with this error, press CTRL+H to bring up the Find & Replace dialogue box and enter the following:

Find What: #REF!

Replace With:   (Leave this blank)

Press OK and it will clear the #REF! within the formula.

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