Display or hide formulas

You can control the display of formulas in the following ways:

Show Formulas in desktop

Click on Formulas and then click on Show Formulas to switch between displaying formulas and results.

Press CTRL + ` (grave accent).

Note: This procedure also prevents the cells that contain the formula from being edited.

  1. Select the range of cells whose formulas you want to hide. You can also select nonadjacent ranges or the entire sheet.

  2. Click Home > Format > Format Cells.

  3. On the Protection tab, select the Hidden check box.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Review > Protect Sheet.

  6. Make sure the Protect worksheet and contents of locked cells check box is selected, and then click OK.

Click the Review tab, and then click Unprotect Sheet. If the Unprotect Sheet button is unavailable, turn off the Shared Workbook feature first.

If you don't want the formulas hidden when the sheet is protected in the future, right-click the cells, and click Format Cells. On the Protection tab, clear the Hidden check box.

Show Formulas in the web

Click on Formulas and then click on Show Formulas to switch between displaying formulas and results.

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