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In Excel 2007, how should I correct my IF ERROR formula to avoid #VALUE! error

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I have this formula in Q13:

=IF(OR($Q19="2: 1/4";"2: halv");0.225*1*0.25;0.225*1*0.5)

Then in Q19 I have a drop-down list with these values:

2: 1/4
2: halv

Note that the first value in this drop-down list is a - with several blank spaces before and after it. I suspect this might cause this #VALUE! error.

I get this #VALUE! error even after I have selected a valid option in the drop-down list (e.g. "2: 1/4").

Other things that might cause this could be formatting, such as centering of the contents in Q13 and Q19.

Or is there any wrong with my formula? How should I correct this so I get the calculation performed after having selected a valid option in the drop-down list?
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