Hide formulas from appearing in the edit bar
If you select the cell with formula, it will be visible in the edit bar:
To hide the formula in the edit bar, do the following:
1. Un-protect all of the cells on the sheet. To do this, do the following:
1.1. Select all of the rows and columns in your sheet and right-click on the selected cells.
1.2. Select Format Cells... on the popup menu (or click Ctrl+Shift+F):
1.3. In the Format Cells dialog box, on the Protection tab, uncheck the Locked checkbox and then click OK:
2. Select the cell(s) that you wish to hide the formulas for, right-click in it and select Format Cells... from the popup menu (or click Ctrl+Shift+F).
3. In the Format Cells dialog box, on the Protection tab, check the Hidden checkbox and then click OK:
4. Protect the spreadsheet. To do this, follow next steps:
4.1. On the Review tab, in the Changes group, click the Protect Sheet button:
4.2. In the Protect Sheet dialog box, on the Password to unprotect sheet box, type a password for the sheet, if you wish (Password is optional, for more details see Protecting spreadsheet elements) and then click OK:
After that, the formula will no longer be displayed in the edit bar when the cell is selected.
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