Using the Formula Bar in Excel


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Which of the following will show different in the formula bar and cell of your spreadsheet?

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1. When you have a formula in a cell of your spreadsheet, what does the cell show?

2. Which of the following will show the same in both formula bar and cell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the prominent features of Excel is the ability to quickly and efficiently make calculations using formulas. With this quiz, you'll gauge your understanding of the formula bar in Excel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to be tested on:

  • How data is displayed in the formula bar and cells
  • What a cell shows when a formula is entered
  • What displays similarly in the cell and formula bar
  • How to define Excel as a software program
  • What kinds of data that can be inputted into the formula bar

Skills Practiced

This interactive quiz allows you to assess the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Excel's formula bar and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast what's displayed in the formula bar and cells
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what can be displayed in the formula bar

Additional Learning

To learn more about the formula bar and cells in Excel, check out the lesson associated with this quiz called Using the Formula Bar in Excel. You'll examine:

  • How Excel looks
  • Components of Excel
  • How the formula bar is utilized
  • Where the formula bar is located
  • How formulas are written in Excel