Excel formula not updating automatically

However, editing the formula in that column for that row would ordinarily change the calculation for the entire column because, by default, formulas always replicate throughout the entire column in a table.

To make a “one-off” formula in a table, enter the desired formula in the cell of interest and press Enter.

In the tooltip that is shown in the screen shot below, you can see that the shortcut for Calculate Sheet is Shift F9.

We tried using the Calculation shortcuts, including Ctrl Alt Shift F9 (that one recalculates everything, and starts your car).

I couldn't duplicate the problem but they said they checked the formula, made sure they clicked off the updated cell, even saved the spreadsheet, etc.

The only common thing between them is that both spreadsheets were opened from our shared network drive. Even if the Calculation option is set for Manual, you can use a Ribbon command or keyboard shortcut to force a calculation.Click the Formulas tab on the Excel Ribbon, and click Calculate Now or Calculate Sheet.Unfortunately, if you set it to manual and forget about it, your formulas will not recalculate.Select the cell that is not recalculating and, on the Home ribbon, check the number format. When a cell is formatted as Text, Excel makes no attempt to interpret the contents as a formula. A workbook of mine that worked fine for several years, when using Excel 2003, suddenly refused to update all the formulas, after a switch to Excel 2010. When someone tells you that formulas aren’t calculating, it’s probably because the Calculation setting has been changed to Manual, instead of Automatic.


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