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How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel

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When I have a sheet full of Excel formulas, sometimes I want to quickly check how each formula looks like.  This is great for spreadsheet auditing.

It is very easy to do so in Excel!

Here is our sample worksheet with formulas:

How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel

I explain how you can do this below:

How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel | MyExcelOnline

Download excel workbookHow-to-Hide-Formulas-in-Excel-2010.xlsx

STEP 1: Press on your keyboard the following keys: Ctrl + `

The (`) key is usually located on the upper left part of your keyboard. This will show all your Excel formulas in your worksheet!

How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel

Press the Ctrl + ` combination again to hide the formulas.

 

STEP 2: If you prefer to set this via Excel Options, another way is to go to File > Options

How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel

 

STEP 3: Go to Advanced> Display Options for this Worksheet > Show formulas in cells instead of their calculated fields

Ensure this is checked.

How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel

 

The formulas are all shown now too!  You can uncheck it to hide the formulas again.

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How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel

 

How to Show & Hide Formulas in Excel

 

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