How to identify cells that contain formulas in Excel

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How to identify cells that contain formulas in Excel

Post by Admin » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:59 pm

If you are working with an Excelsheet and would like to know which cells contain formulas, then follow the steps to easily identify them:


Go to Home tab > from under the Editing group click on Find & Select > click on Go To Special.... > Go to Special dialog box opens


Alternatively, press CTRL + G > Go To dialog box opens > click on the Special... button (bottom left corner) > the Go to Special dialog box opens


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Now select the ‘Formulas’ radio button > click OK.


This will highlight all the cells in your Excelsheet that contain formulas, as the example below:


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One more thing:

As you see, the Formulas radio button contains 4 options - Numbers, Text, Logicals and Errors. Generally we keep them all selected. These are the return types of the formulas, that means,


if you would check only 'Text', then cells that contain Formulas whose return type is 'text' will be highlighted.


if you would check only 'Logicals', then cells that contain Formulas whose return type is 'Logical' (True or False, for example the ISBLANK() function which returns either True or False) will be highlighted.





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