By Greg Harvey Normally, Excel 2013 recalculates your worksheet automatically as soon you change any entries, formulas, or names on which your formulas depend.This system works fine as long as the worksheet is not too large or doesn’t contain tables whose formulas depend on several values.In a moment, you will learn all these and a few more date entering techniques.If you are curious to know how Excel stores dates and times, please check out part 1 of this tutorial - Excel date format.Now you can manipulate the dynamic data just like you would any other Excel data.You can use it in Graphs, Sparklines, and Formulas.To control when Excel calculates your worksheet, you click the Calculation Options button on the Formulas tab of the Ribbon and then click the Manual option button or press Alt MXM.After switching to manual recalculation, when you make a change in a value, formula, or name that would usually cause Excel to recalculate the worksheet, the program displays the message “Calculate” on the status bar.
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When Excel does calculate your worksheet, the program recalculates only those cells that are affected by the change that you’ve made.
Nevertheless, in a complex worksheet that contains many formulas, recalculation may take several seconds (during which time, the pointer will change to an hourglass, and the word “Recalculation” followed by the number of cells left to be recalculated will appear on the left side of the Formula bar).
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