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How to Use FORMULATEXT Function in Google Sheets

In this article, you will learn how to use the FORMULATEXT formula in Google Sheets.

What is the purpose of the FORMURATEXT?

This function allows you to show formula in a cell as text. Typically, when you want to see a formula in a cell, you need to put your cursor on the cell and look at the formula bar or press “F2”. With the FORMUEATEXT, you can make a formula remain on the sheet even when your cursor is not on the cell containing the formula.

How to use the FORMULATEXT formula in Google Sheets

  1. Type “=FORMULATEXT” or go to “Insert” “Function” “Info”“FORMULATEXT”
  2. Refer to a cell containing a formula that you want make visible
How to insert the FORMULATEXT in Google Sheets

The generic syntax of the formula is as follows:

=FORMULATEXT(cell)

Cell: You just need to refer a cell that contains the formula you want to make visible.

The following screenshots includes five examples of the application of the FORMULATEXT. You can see specific formulas in Column E. They are visible because of each FOUMULATEXT function from cell E3 to cell E8.

What the FORMULATEXT functions look like in Google Sheets

How do I use the autofill function in Google Sheets?

Check this article if you want to know how to turn on and use the autofill function in Google Sheest.

What are the other tips or formulas on text in Google Sheets?

Check the following articles if you are interested in formatting text in cells.
How to Make Text Bold, Italic, and Strikethrough in Google Sheets
How to Align Text in Google Sheets
How to Wrap Text in Cell in Google Sheets
How to Rotate Text in Google Sheets
How to Change Default Font in Google Sheets
How to Indent Texts in Google Sheets: Explained
How to Capitalize the First Letter in Google Sheets
How to Capitalize All Letters in Google Sheets
How to Make All Letters Lowercase in Google Sheets
TEXT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Do you want to learn how to combine or split text in Google Sheets?
How to Combine Texts in Google Sheets
CONCAT Function in Google Sheets: Explained
How to Use the CONCATENATE function in Google Sheets
How to Split Texts into Columns in Google Sheets
How to Use SPLIT Function in Google Sheets
CHAR Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Do you want to know where a specify character or word is in a text string?
LEFT Function in Google Sheets: Explained
How to Use RIGHT Function in Google Sheets
SEARCH Function in Google Sheets: Explained
FIND Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Do you need to replace a part of text with another characters or words?
How to Use REPLACE Function in Google Sheets
SUBSTITUTE Function in Google Sheets: Explained

This function is useful when you need to count the number of characters in a text string.
LEN Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Why don’t you double-check the spelling of your texts or cleaning up extra spaces before printing or closing Google Sheets?
How to Spell-check in Google Sheets
How to Trim Whitespaces in Google Sheets

You can repeat the same text string with this formula.
REPT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

You can learn about other Google Sheets formulas and tips that are not mentioned here on this page: LiveFlow‘s How to Guides

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