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In Microsoft Excel 2000, when the Transition formula entry check box is selected, you are able to enter and evaluate formulas in a manner more consistent with the behavior of Lotus 1-2-3. You may open Lotus 1-2-3 files without losing or changing information.
Whenever a Lotus 1-2-3 file is opened in Excel, this check box is automatically selected.
To turn on the Transition Formula Entry functionality, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Transition tab. Under Sheet Options, click to select the Transition formula entry check box.
When Transition formula entry is selected, Excel converts formulas entered with Lotus 1-2-3 release 2.2 syntax to Excel syntax, and makes names defined in Excel behave as defined names behave in Lotus 1-2-3.
In addition, if the Transition formula evaluation check box is selected, when Excel evaluates formulas, text strings areconverted to 0, Boolean expressions are converted to 0 or 1, anddatabase criteria are converted according to the rules used in Lotus1-2-3.