How to Show Formulas in Excel

In this tutorial, you will learn how to show formulas in Excel.

Instead of showing the actual formulas by default, Excel displays the worksheet’s outcomes of formulas. To see how the formulas are put together, you can opt to have Excel display the formulas.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to show formulas in Excel.

Show Formulas

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to show formulas in Excel.

Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.

Step 2

To show the formula in Excel, you simply need to select the formula cell you want to show, then select ‘Formulas’ and select ‘Show Formulas’.

Step 3

Once you are done, your excel will look like this.


That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

In this tutorial, I covered how to show formulas in Excel.