Display a cell formula

Doesn't Excel 2013 have a function that displays a formula in a cell?
Also, in the display I created a function "getformula" and tried to make it available to any new worksheet. Guess what - I failed. Where does that macros need to be stored? I got a #Name error when I tried to use it.
Frank FreeseAsked:
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Any particular reason that you want to see the formula..??

If you just intrested to see the formula for short time that you can try using

ctrl+~ what does that do..It shows all the formulas written as a text rather then formula answer..

Once you have seen the formulas and checked them you can again press ctrl+~ it will now show you the answer rather then the formula...
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
How did you attempt to use that function?
Something must be wrong on your end.

Look at my attachment. It is working. Can you try it with my excel file?
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barry houdiniCommented:
In Excel 2013 there is a worksheet function FORMULATEXT

So if I put this formula in A1


and then in B1 I use


that returns a text value "=SUM(A2:A10)"

regards, barry

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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
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Saurabh Singh Teotia:
I'm refining an Excel study workbook and I find it easier to refer back to an example and see the formula
Martin Liss:
Only to display the formula and that it.
I'm looking at your now
Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
Great...I knew there was a 2013 function.
I'll post another question on the proper way to share a macro for all new workbooks going forward. The reason for this is only 2013 has the FormulaText() function.What I showed above in my post was a macro GetFormula that was place in VBA Project(Personal.XLSB) under modules. I did not get the results I was expecting.
I other words, a macro that I can have available, if needed, in a new workbook.
Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
thanks Barry
Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
Jean-Marc (Wilder1626)
I noticed where you created a new function call GetFormula in the function lists. Do you mind responding to my open question with how you did that. That's a  great alternative.
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