If you don’t require the value to be tied to any other cells and only want to show the value, or if the formula contains confidential data that you don’t want to share, removing formulae and keeping the data in Excel may be important. In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate to you how to remove formula in Excel and keep values with some quick examples.
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5 Quick Ways to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values
We’ve shown a data set for calculating the yearly change in revenue percentage (%) in the screenshot below. However, we do not wish to reveal the reference formula we used. So, we’ll show you 5 simple techniques to eliminate the formulae while keeping the value in the section below.
1. Right-Click to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values
To begin, just remove formulas using your mouse; to do so, follow the instructions below.
- Firstly, select the cells.
- Press Ctrl + C to copy.
- Then, click the Right-Click button on your mouse.
- Finally, select the Paste Values.
- Therefore, we will see in the following cells that the formulas are removed from the formula bar but the values remained.
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2. Use Home Tab Options
Using the Home tab is another simple approach to remove formulas; to do the same, follow the procedures below.
- Select the cell and press Ctrl + C to copy.
- After copying the cells, go to the Home tab and select the Paste.
- Then, select the first option from the Paste Values.
- Finally, you will see that formula is not shown in the formula bar.
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3. Apply Keyboard Shortcut in Excel
You can also apply the keyboard shortcut to remove the formulas. To achieve the same thing, follow the steps below.
- First of all, press Ctrl + C to copy the cells after selecting.
- For opening the dialog box, press Ctrl + Alt + V
- Select the Values
- Then, press Enter.
- As a consequence, you’ll receive values that are free of formulas.
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4. Apply Drag to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values
Dragging is another option to remove the formulas with keeping the values. Follow the steps below to do so.
- Firstly, select the cells and
- Holding the Right-Click button drag to another cell.
- Drag back to the previous position and release the Right-Click.
- Click on the Copy Here as Values Only.
- Consequently, you will get your desired results.
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5. Customize Quick Access Toolbar
To remove formulas, apply the Paste option in the Quick Access Toolbar. Follow the instructions below to add the Quick Access Toolbar.
- From above the Ribbon, click on the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Choose the More Commands.
- Choose the All Commands option to display all commands available.
- Scroll down to find the Paste
- Select and click the Add
- Then, press Enter.
- Go back to the data set and copy the cells.
- A new icon for the Paste option will appear and click the icon.
- Finally, select the Paste Values
- Therefore, you will get your final result as shown in the image below.
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To sum up, I hope this post has demonstrated how to remove formulas while keeping the values. Examine the practice book and put what you’ve learned into practice. We are willing to pay for programs like these because of your support.
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