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How to link textbox to a specific cell in Excel?

Author: Tech Support Last Modified: 2020-05-19

Do you know how to link textbox to a cell in Excel? By doing this, you can format the cell value with the textbox and change the textbox color, and when the value in the linked cell is changed, the textbox will update automatically. This article will show you the cool trick to link a textbox to a specific cell in Excel quickly.

Link a textbox to specific cell in Excel


Link a textbox to specific cell in Excel

In Microsoft Excel we can link a textbox to a specific cell to show the linked cell content in the text box. What's more, if the value of the linked cell is changed, the textbox will update automatically. You can do it with following steps:

Step 1: Click the Text Box button under Insert tab, and insert a textbox in your worksheet.

Step 2: While text box is selected put your cursor in the formula bar, type in = symbol and then click on the cell you want to link to, and finally press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Now the textbox displays the content of linked Cell A3 in the textbox. In addition, when we change the content in linked Cell A3, the content in textbox will update automatically.


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Please refer attached snap
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To reduce manual error of not updating particular value in text box which ideally should be same as page no. in top right cell, so I was thinking if we could link the content in text box with the content in cell.Can anyone help me on this?
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Is there any way I can change a negative number (coming through a link) in a text box with bracket in place of "-ve" sign
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How to give a link from textbox to cell
Not from cell to textbox
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Thank you very much for your this useful post. I rescue me from trucking in how to do paste data onto the text box.
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