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Remove formulas from Excel worksheet but keep values/results

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2024-07-08

When working with complex spreadsheets in Excel, there are instances when you might need to remove formulas to prevent further modifications while retaining the calculated results. This not only secures the data but also simplifies the document for sharing or final presentation purposes. This article will guide you through two effective methods to achieve this: first, by using the traditional 'paste as value' method, and second, by utilizing the powerful 'One Click' feature of Kutools for Excel. Each method serves the purpose with varying degrees of ease and efficiency, depending on your specific needs.

Remove formulas from worksheet but keep results with pasting as value method
One click to remove formulas but keep results with Kutools for Excel


Remove formulas from worksheet but keep results with pasting as value method

You can copy the cells which contains formulas, and then paste them to the original cells as value. Please do as follows.

1. Select the cells with formulas you want to remove but keep results, press Ctrl + C keys simultaneously to copy the selected cells.

2. Then click Home > Paste > Values. See screenshot:

Now you can see all formulas are moved and only the calculated results locate in the selected cells.


One click to remove formulas but keep results with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel's "To Actual" feature allows users to quickly convert formulas within a selected area to their actual values with just one click. This tool is especially useful for finalizing data before sharing or reporting, as it efficiently secures calculated results against unintentional edits, saving time and effort while ensuring accuracy.

After installing Kutools for Excel, follow the steps below to learn how to apply this To Actual feature.

1. Select the cells with formulas you want to remove and keep the values.Go to the Kutools tab and select To Actual.

Then, all formulas are removed from the selected cells, leaving only the results.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Removing formulas while preserving the resultant values in Excel can streamline the usability of your spreadsheets, particularly when preparing them for reports, presentations, or shared projects. By mastering the methods provided in the post, you can enhance the functionality of your Excel work, making it more accessible and easier to manage for users who may not need the underlying formulas. For those eager to delve deeper into Excel's capabilities, our website boasts a wealth of tutorials. Discover more Excel tips and tricks here.


Demo: One click to remove formulas but keep results with Kutools for Excel


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how do you make it so the calculations are not sent with the invoice? I know it will only print invoice but when this is forwarded it includes calculations...
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