Tip of the week # 598
14 March 2020

Find and select all formulas
(Microsoft Excel) *

If you inherit someone else's spreadsheet, or open a workbook you don't frequently use, it can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare to find out where the formulas are used. But help is at hand.

Here's how:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Find & Select.
  2. Click on Formulas or press (its underscored letter) u.

With all formulas selected why not apply some colour or protect the formulas?

Oh, and as you might spot, you can also use the Find & Select option to quickly find out whether or not Conditional Formatting and/or Data Validation has been applied - and where.

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* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.