However, editing the formula in that column for that row would ordinarily change the calculation for the entire column because, by default, formulas always replicate throughout the entire column in a table.
To make a “one-off” formula in a table, enter the desired formula in the cell of interest and press Enter.
You’ve created the reports for your management meeting, and, just before you print copies for the executives, you discover that the totals are all showing last month’s values. On the Formulas ribbon, look to the far right and click Calculation Options.
On the dropdown list, verify that Automatic is selected.
Unfortunately, if you set it to manual and forget about it, your formulas will not recalculate.
Select the cell that is not recalculating and, on the Home ribbon, check the number format. When a cell is formatted as Text, Excel makes no attempt to interpret the contents as a formula.
When this option is set to automatic, Excel recalculates the spreadsheet’s formulas whenever you change a cell value.
This means that, if you have a formula that totals up your sales and you change one of the sales, Excel updates the total to show the correct sum.
The following day when I looked at the spreadsheets, the formulas were working fine and updating as values changed. Manual recalculation is useful when you have a large spreadsheet that takes several minutes to recalculate.Instead of waiting impatiently while it recalculates after every change you make, you can set the recalculation to manual, make all of your changes, and then recalculate at once.Upon doing so, Excel changes all of the formulas in the column.Immediately click the Undo button on the Quick Access Toolbar or use the CTRL Z keyboard shortcut and you will notice that all of the other formulas return to their original state and that the formula in the cell of interest is now different from all of the other formulas in that column.