This blog post is about 4 different methods to Display Formulas in Excel.
Following is the screenshot of the data used to explain the different ways for displaying formulas.
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Show Formulas button
To display all those formulas used in a worksheet,
go to the Formulas tab in the Excel ribbon and click on Show Formulas
All cells containing formulas will display the formulas instead of results.
Keyboard shortcut to display formulas
Ctrl + ` is the Keyboard shortcut to display formulas in Excel. Pressing Ctrl + ` will activate the Show Formulas feature.
FORMULATEXT function to display formulas
The FORMULATEXT function in Excel can be used to display the formula used in a cell or a range of cells.
The following formula will return the formula used in the cell E5.
Adding an Apostrophe (‘)
Another method to display the formula used in a cell is by converting it into a ‘text string’ by adding an ‘Apostrophe (‘)’ before the equal sign.