Setting Excel To Calculate Manually

By default Excel will automatically calculate any formula that you type in or insert into it. That’s what you want it to do right?.  Most times yes.  You can however change that default setting to only recalculate when you instruct it to.  This I find useful if I have a larger spreadsheet or some particularly hefty calculations.

Turning to manual calculations lets you decide when Excel will update.  To enable manual calculations

  • Office Button
  • Excel Options
  • Formulas Tab
  • Calculation Options
  • Select Manual
  • Hit Ok

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