Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Selecting Formulas.

Selecting Formulas

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 15, 2020)

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Excel allows you to quickly select all the formulas in a worksheet. You may want to do this in preparation for applying formatting, or for some other purpose. To select all your formulas, follow these steps:

  1. Press F5. Excel displays the Go To dialog box.
  2. Click on Special. Excel displays the Go To Special dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Go To Special dialog box.

  4. Choose the Formulas radio button.
  5. Using the four check boxes under the Formulas radio button, indicate the type of results that should be produced by the formulas you want selected.
  6. Click on OK.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11682) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Selecting Formulas.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is one less than 4?

2020-07-15 05:23:40

Kiwerry

Ctrl-G will also call up the GoTo dialogue

@Roger H. Bit late, but just in case your question wasn't rhetorical:
1) You should see that all of the cells which contain formulas have been selected. Now you can, for example, copy them -
2) To unselect them just click anywhere in the sheet.


2016-01-18 13:45:40

Roger H.

So when I click ok, what should i expect to see? Then how do I get my spreadsheet back to where it was before I looked at the formulas?


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