- Understanding Formulas
- Creating a Simple Formula
- Creating a Formula Using Formula AutoComplete
- Editing a Formula
- Understanding Cell Referencing
- Using Absolute Cell References
- Using Mixed Cell References
- Using 3-D Cell References
- Naming Cells and Ranges
- Entering Named Cells and Ranges
- Managing Names
- Simplifying a Formula with Ranges
- Displaying Calculations with the Status Bar
- Calculating Totals with AutoSum
- Calculating Totals with Quick Analysis
- Performing One Time Calculations
- Converting Formulas and Values
- Correcting Calculation Errors
- Correcting Formulas
- Auditing a Worksheet
- Locating Circular References
- Performing Calculations Using Functions
- Creating Functions
- Creating Functions Using the Library
- Calculating Multiple Results
- Using Nested Functions
- Using Constants and Functions in Names
Correcting Calculation Errors
When Excel finds a possible error in a calculation, it displays a green triangle in the upper left corner of the cell. If Excel can’t complete a calculation it displays an error message, such as “#DIV/0!” or “#NAME?. You can use the Error Options button to help you fix the problem. In a complex worksheet, it can be difficult to understand the relationships between cells and formulas. Auditing tools enable you to clearly determine these relationships. When the Auditing feature is turned on, it uses a series of arrows to show you which cells are part of which formulas. When you use the auditing tools, tracer arrows point out cells that provide data to formulas and the cells that contain formulas that refer to the cells. A box is drawn around the range of cells that provide data to formulas.
Review and Correct Errors
- Select a cell that contains a green triangle in the upper left corner.
- Click the Error Options button.
Click one of the troubleshooting options (menu options vary depending on the error).
- To have Excel fix the error, click one of the available options specific to the error.
- To find out more about an error, click Help on this Error.
- To evaluate the formula, click Show Calculation Steps.
- To remove the error alert, click Ignore Error.
- To fix the error manually, click Edit in Formula Bar.
- To enable background error checking, specify an error color, or reset ignored errors, click Error Checking Options.