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    Excel won't calculate newly entered formula

    Running Excel 2010 Windows 7 Pro.

    I exported a file from QuickBooks into a new Excel worksheet. Then I added a new formula: =12*b6. The formula just sits there in the cell, and doesn't calculate the result. Putting the formula in a different cell gives the same problem.

    What am I missing, please???
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    Bob Chapman

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    I suspect your cells are formatted as Text (Format Cells, Number format tab, change it to something other than Text) or you have Excel set to display formulas instead of their results (pressing Ctrl+` will toggle this setting on and off).
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    Rory
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    Thanks, Rory. It was the "display formulas" problem.
    Bob

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