However, editing the formula in that column for that row would ordinarily change the calculation for the entire column because, by default, formulas always replicate throughout the entire column in a table.To make a “one-off” formula in a table, enter the desired formula in the cell of interest and press Enter.Important note – If you save a file with multiple worksheet tabs selected, this can cause the formula setting to switch from automatic to manual.If you find that the calculation setting in a file keeps changing, it might be a good idea to check that the file is not being saved with grouped worksheets.In the Auto Correct dialog box, uncheck the box next to Fill formulas in tables to create calculated columns and click OK.This action disables formula replication in tables and Figure illustrates the location of this option in the Auto Correct dialog box.
But calculation operations can be resource intensive, particularly when working with large spreadsheets, so some Excel users will elect to switch their spreadsheets to manual calculation.
You an also force your formulas to update by clicking the Calculate Now button.
If the formula that you entered into the cell never calculated, then the cell might be formatted as text.
As you have learned in this tip, you can easily do this by using Excel’s Undo feature or, more broadly, disabling this feature in Excel’s Options.
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