# HOW TO SHOW THE FORMULA USED IN GOOGLE SHEETS ?

## INTRODUCTION

We use a number of functions and formulas in our calculation sheets.

We create various reports in Google Sheets where we use a number of formulas. When we need to check our report, we need to check each and every formula by selecting the cell and then peeping the formula bar for the formula description.

But we have one more smart solution for all this.

Google Sheets provide us the facility to show all the formulas used in a report and then proof read the report and its calculations at a flashing speed.

## WHY TO SHOW THE FORMULAS USED IN GOOGLE SHEETS ?

There can be many reasons for which you may want to show the formulas used in google sheets.

Some of the probable reasons are as follows:

• For proof reading a report. We can check the text , figures as well as the calculation used. Normally, we do this by guessing the cell containing the formula, selecting the cell and then checking it in the formula bar. but we can do that easily if all the formulas in the complete list become visible at once.
• For checking which cells of the sheet is containing a direct value and which cells are containing the formula.
• Speed up proof reading and understanding the report easily.

## WHERE TO FIND THE OPTION TO SHOW OR HIDE THE FORMULAS USED IN GOOGLE SHEETS

The option to show or hide the formulas can be found under the VIEW MENU > SHOW FORMULA.

The location is shown in the picture below.

EXAMPLE FOLLOWS AFTER THE PICTURE.

## EXAMPLE SHEET

We are sharing the screenshot of the example sheet on which we’ll be applying the method to show the formulas and then again hide the formulas to show the values instead.

## STEPS TO SHOW THE FORMULAS USED IN GOOGLE SHEETS

• Go to VIEW MENU and choose SHOW FORMULAS.
• It’ll make all the cells in the sheet SHOW THE FORMULAS CONTAINED BY THEM.
• The following picture shows the formulas used in a sheet.

## STEPS TO HIDE THE FORMULAS USED IN GOOGLE SHEETS AND START SHOWING VALUES

• Go to VIEW MENU and choose SHOW FORMULAS.
• It’ll make all the cells hide the formulas used in them and start showing the values of the formulas.
• The following picture shows the values used in a sheet.