Formula shiw in cell not value

Microsoft Excel 2007
February 12, 2010 at 05:28:16
Specs: Windows XP
I have a constant problem in some cells in a worksheet. The formula in A1 is =Data!C5. This has to pick op a value in DataC5 and show it in NameA1 The value does not return and only the formula. If I do this in other cells the formula =DATA!C5 works fine and return the value.

Thanks for the help


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February 12, 2010 at 05:50:45

This is probably because A1 was formatted as text at some time, and despite entering a formula it keeps on treating it as text.

Try this:
Delete the formula.
Right click and format the cell with a number format.
Enter a number in the cell.
Now enter your formula again.


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February 12, 2010 at 06:22:57
Thanks apprecciate the quick reply.

I formatted the cell to general, pressed F2 and enter and al was well again

Thank you for your time and effort
Your suggestion was very helpful



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