Text of a cell reference

I want the reader of my SpreadSheet know the exact cell and worksheet that I'm referencing.  I need it written out in text beside a cell. Please help
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byundtConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In Excel 2013, there is a new function FORMULATEXT. Using it, you could return the source with:

The MID function was added to remove the initial equals sign from the formula.

The above formula assumes that cell A1 contains a formula like:
='Workbook 1'!B47
The MID & FORMULATEXT formula would then return:     'Workbook 1'!B47
Harry LeeCommented:
Let say, if you want the cell address of a cell to the right,

You put this in B1,

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That will show the address of the referenced cell.
Can you elaborate a little on what you mean?
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Jenedge73Author Commented:
lets say I have a wookbook with 10 worksheets and one of them are labeled summary
I want the value of a specific cell from workbook1 displayed in cell A1 of the summary workbook.  and then in B1 of the summary page I want it to say 'workbook1'!A1.  is there a formula I can do this with?
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
One way is

Format B1 as "Text"
Highlight the formula (not just select the cell) in A1 and then copy it
Paste the formula in B1
If you have a list of all the sheets you are looking for listed somewhere in the sheet, then name that range something like TabNames.

Then assuming the match is to be found in one of those sheets, somewhere in column A, you can use formula like:


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confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER not just ENTER
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
You can also use VBA

Paste this code in a new module

Function getsource(x As Range)
getsource = x.Formula
End Function

and use this formula in B1

Harry LeeCommented:

I would say ssaqibh's solution is the best and cleanest.
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