How to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values (5 Ways)

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.

 Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

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.

Right-Click to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

Steps:

  • Firstly, select the cells.
  • Press Ctrl + C to copy.
  • Then, click the Right-Click button on your mouse.
  • Finally, select the Paste Values.

Right-Click to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

  • Therefore, we will see in the following cells that the formulas are removed from the formula bar but the values remained.

Right-Click to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

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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.

Step 1:

  • Select the cell and press Ctrl + C to copy.

Right-Click to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

Step 2:

  • After copying the cells, go to the Home tab and select the Paste.
  • Then, select the first option from the Paste Values.

Right-Click to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

  • Finally, you will see that formula is not shown in the formula bar.

Right-Click to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values


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.

Step 1:

  • First of all, press  Ctrl + C to copy the cells after selecting.

Apply Keyboard Shortcut to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

Step 2:

  • For opening the dialog box, press  Ctrl + Alt +
  • Select the Values
  • Then, press Enter.

Apply Keyboard Shortcut to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

  • As a consequence, you’ll receive values that are free of formulas.

Apply Keyboard Shortcut to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values


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.

Step 1:

  • Firstly, select the cells and
  • Holding the Right-Click button drag to another cell.

Apply Drag to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

Step 2:

  • Drag back to the previous position and release the Right-Click.
  • Click on the Copy Here as Values Only.

Apply Drag to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values

  • Consequently, you will get your desired results.

Apply Drag to Remove Formula in Excel and Keep Values


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.

Step 1:

  • From above the Ribbon, click on the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Choose the More Commands.

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Step 2:

  • Choose the All Commands option to display all commands available.

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Step 3:

  • Scroll down to find the Paste
  • Select and click the Add
  • Then, press Enter.

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Step 4:

  • Go back to the data set and copy the cells.

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Step 5:

  • A new icon for the Paste option will appear and click the icon.
  • Finally, select the Paste Values

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

  • Therefore, you will get your final result as shown in the image below.

Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Conclusion

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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Bhubon Costa

Bhubon Costa

Myself, Bhubon Costa, an engineer, is currently employed with Exceldemy as an Excel & VBA Content Developer. I appreciate solving analytical difficulties, finding practical answers, and, for the most part, I enjoy taking on new tasks. I write articles on Exceldemy about various ways to get out of Microsoft Excel's stuck conditions. My passion is to leave my mark on the world through my work and to have an impact on the community who benefit from it.

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