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View Formulas in a Table in Word – Instructions

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View Formulas in a Table in Word - Instructions: A picture of a formula in a table cell in Word.

View Formulas in a Table in Word: Overview

            You can view formulas in a table in Word easily. If you create a large table in Word that contains many formulas, you may have difficulty remembering which cells contain formulas and which cells contain ordinary numeric entries. To view formulas in a table in Word, you can toggle the field codes. Doing this then switches the display of table formulas between the actual formulas versus the formula results. You can toggle the field codes to view formulas in an entire table in Word or a single table cell.

            To view formulas in a table in Word for a single cell in a table, select the formula in the table cell. Then press the “Shift” + “F9” keys on your keyboard to toggle its field code. To view all the formulas in the entire table, first click into the table. Then press the “Alt” + “F9” keys on your keyboard, instead. This is also a toggle command. So, repeating the same keyboard shortcut changes the display of the formulas back to the formula results again.

View Formulas in a Table in Word - Instructions: A picture of a formula in a table cell in Word.

View Formulas in a Table in Word – Instructions: A picture of a formula in a table cell in Word.

View Formulas in a Table in Word: Instructions

  1. To switch between viewing an individual cell’s formula versus its result, select the formula within the table cell.
  2. Then press the “Shift” + “F9” keys on your keyboard.
  3. To switch between viewing the formulas versus their results for the entire table, click into the table.
  4. Then press the “Alt” + “F9” keys on your keyboard.

View Formulas in a Table in Word: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Viewing Formulas vs. Formula Results,” shows you how to view formulas in a table in Word. This video lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2019 and 365.”

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