When creating such a formula, be sure to pair the parentheses properly so that you always have a right parenthesis for every left parenthesis in your formula.The usual answer to this question is to turn formulas to automatic. The second usual answer is that there is some macro that is affecting the Excel settings. When I put new information in Main Copy, the value on this page stayed the same.One such problem is reported by a lot of users in which cells do not update automatically.When you apply a formula to a cell in Excel, it automatically updates the values when you click out of the cell after entering a value. Sometimes, the calculation is configured to “manual” and this is the primary cause of cells not updating in excel. Launch Excel and go to Tools and then head over to Options. The formula is: Everything else is updating in the spreadsheet. The value displayed is the value before I updated the information on Main Copy.I have: I cannot put my cursor in each box and hit enter, there are too many boxes.I don't recall changing any settings and don't know what I would have done, even if they HAVE been changed.
This section provides a summary of the most common mistakes people make when creating formulas in Excel and solutions to fix them.I think I asked about this before but can't find the thread. Will just have accept I have to watch to be sure it's behaving properly. Just my 2 cents: Every once in awhile, this happens to me. When it happens, I go to: Tools/Options/Calculation tab. All I do is change it to Automatic, and life is back to normal.Anyway, I have several Excel spreadsheets with simple formulas that have all of a sudden stopped updating when new data is entered. I went back and tried it again and now it's working. Don't know why it happens, but that's how I fix it. Michael This has happened to me on several occasions, specially after using a particular worksheet when I switch calculation to Manual then back to automatic for subsequent worksheets.I have to physically go to each cell, hit F2 and Enter to get the data to update. I think excel simply forgets that automatic calculation was switched back on. Excel uses the calculation setting of the first workbook opened.These are spreadsheets that, up to now, have been behaving properly. If the first workbook you open has calculation set to manual, that setting will apply to all subsequent workbooks opened.Can you check and make sure the data in there is all still numerical?