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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

What are the other basic tips in Google Sheets?

If you don’t get the solution to your question in this article or you are interested in learning more basic tips in Google Sheets, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Move onto the articles below to learn how to use Google Sheets, such as signing in, renaming, saving and printing a file, setting up notifications, and changing themes.

Google Sheets Sign-in: Explained

How to Rename a Google Sheet File

How to Save Google Sheets in Google Drive

How to Set Up Notifications in Google Sheets

How to Set Print Area in Google Sheets

Change Theme in Google Sheets: Explained

Autofill Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Go to the following articles to learn basic operations, such as redo and undo, referencing a cell on another sheet in a formula, inserting a table, and putting an image into a cell.

Redo and Undo in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Reference Another Sheet in Google Sheets

How to Make a Table in Google Sheets

How to Insert an Image into a Cell in Google Sheets

Check the following posts if you want to learn how to insert, modify, and remove comments and note or tag someone in your comment.

How to Add a Comment to a Cell in Google Sheets

How to Tag Someone in Google Sheets

Comment History in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Insert a Note in Google Sheets

How to See Edit History in Google Sheets

Read these articles to learn how to show formulas, missing toolbar, or formula bar in Google Sheets.

How to Show Formula Bar in Google Sheets

How to Show the Toolbar Missing in Google Sheets

Visit these articles to learn how to protect cells and view protected cells or ranges.

How to Lock Cells in Google Sheets

How to View Protected Ranges in Google Sheets

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