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How to Show Formulas in Google Sheets

In this post, you will learn how to show and hide formulas in Google Sheets. This function is useful when you want to see where each number in cells comes from - manual input, cell references in the same sheet or from other sheets, or external databases - or find something strange or wrong to be modified by allowing you to look at formulas used on the sheet at a glance.

How to show formula in Google Sheets

With a shortcut key

  1. Press “Ctrl” and “`” simultaneously for Windows and Mac
  2. Done

Without a shortcut key

  1. Go to “Show” tab, select “View”, and check “Formulas”
  2. Done

How to show formulas in Google Sheets

How to delete formula in Google Sheets

You can switch off the function by following the same steps as you turn it on.

With a shortcut key

  1. Press “Ctrl” and “`” simultaneously for Windows and Mac 
  2. Done

Without a shortcut key

  1. Go to “Show” tab, select “View”, and uncheck “Formulas”
  2. Done

Learn how to do this step-by-step in the video below 👇

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