How to see formulas on the spreadsheet

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Sometimes it is handy to view (and print) the formulas in all the cells in a spreadsheet without visiting each cell manually.

To display the formulas in every cell on the spreadsheet:

  • Using the mouse:

    On the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button:

    Show Formulas button in Excel 365
  • Using the keyboard:

    Press the Ctrl+~ keys:

    See the formulas in Excel 365

To return to the standard view:

  • Using the mouse:

    On the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button again. The Show Formulas button should not be highlighted.

  • Using the keyboard:

    Press the Ctrl+~ keys:

    See the formulas in Excel 365

See also this tip in French: Comment voir les formules sur la feuille de calcul.

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