Excel VBA: Code to add ' in front of the = sign in front of the formula in a selected range of cells.

How would I write a code that would add ' in front of the = sign in the beginning of all formulas in the active selected range of cells, converting formulas to text?
Dmitriy KritskiyAsked:
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You can do something like this to do what you are looking for..

Sub changeformulas()
Dim rng As Range, cell As Range

Set rng = Selection
 ActiveWindow.DisplayFormulas = True
For Each cell In rng

If InStr(1, cell.Text, "=", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then cell.Value = "'" & cell.Text
Next cell

ActiveWindow.DisplayFormulas = False
End Sub

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Again this will change formulas to text of that range only which you have selected not for entire sheet..

Anthony BerenguelCommented:
use this
Sub Convert_Formulas_To_Text()
    Dim rng As Range
    Dim c As Range
    Dim t As String
    Set rng = Selection
    For Each c In rng
        t = c.Formula
        If Left(t, 1) = "=" Then
            c.Value = "'" & t
        End If
    Next c
End Sub

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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
You can change settings to show formulas in cells using Excel Options

Code could be

On Error Resume Next
Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas).Value = "'" & Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas)
On Error GoTo 0

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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
A slight amendment to my code will be much faster than a Loop.

On Error Resume Next
Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas).Value = "'" & Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas).Formula
On Error GoTo 0

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