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How to stop auto calculation in Excel?

In general, when you use a formula in a worksheet, for instance, in Cell C1, you use this formula =A1+B2, and the formula will automatically calculate with the change of data in A1 and B2. Now if you want to stop the auto calculation, I can introduce two trick ways for you.

Stop auto calculation with Calculation Options in Excel

Stop auto calculation with VBA


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arrow blue right bubble Stop auto calculation with Calculation Options in Excel


If you want to stop auto calculation in Excel, you just need to change the auto calculation to manual calculation.

Please click Formula > Calculation Options > Manual. See screenshot:


Now, the auto calculation has been stopped in Excel.


arrow blue right bubble Stop auto calculation with VBA

Meanwhile, use a VBA can stop auto calculation.

If you are used to use VBA, you also can run the below VBA to merge every other row.

1. Hold ALT button and press F11 on the keyboard to open a Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and copy the VBA into the module.

VBA: Stop auto calculation with VBA

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
'Updateby20140314
Application.Calculation = XlCalculation.xlCalculationManual
End Sub

3. Then click Run to stop auto calculation.

Tip: If you want to restore the auto calculation, just click Formula > Calculation Options > Automatic.


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    Mick · 3 months ago
    With a macro the user has to enable macro's
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    pleb · 5 months ago
    what are the advantages/ disadvantages of each method??
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    UxI · 1 years ago
    Thanks. No more slowdowns!