## What to do when Excel is not calculating correctly?

Why Is Your Excel Formula Not Calculating?

- Check for Automatic Recalculation. On the Formulas ribbon, look to the far right and click Calculation Options.
- Check the Cell Format for Text. Select the cell that is not recalculating and, on the Home ribbon, check the number format.
- Check for Circular References.

## Why Excel Cannot handle large numbers?

In Excel, you can’t show numbers that are too big but, there is a way around this. The reason Excel can’t store and display really large numbers is because it is not an inherently mathematical program; it’s not meant for really complex mathematical equations that require exceptionally accurate calculations.

**How do I fix the number format in Excel?**

Click the File tab. Under Help, click Options. In the Excel Options dialog box, click the Formulas category. Under Error checking rules, clear the Numbers formatted as text or preceded by an apostrophe check box.

### Why is Excel giving me wrong calculations?

Cause: The cell is formatted as Text, which causes Excel to ignore any formulas. This could be directly due to the Text format, or is particularly common when importing data from a CSV or Notepad file. Fix: Change the format of the cell(s) to General or some other format.

### Why is my Excel spreadsheet not adding correctly?

The SUM function does not add up any values when there are spaces in its formula. Instead, it will display the formula in its cell. To fix that, select the formula’s cell; and then click in the far left of the function bar. Press the Backspace key to remove any spaces before the ‘=’ at the beginning of the function.

**Why does excel not recognize formula?**

## How do you keep a large number in Excel?

Here’s how:

- Select the cells that will hold the larger values and right-click the selection.
- Select Format Cells.
- In the Number tab, select the desired format (e.g., Number) and click OK.

## How do I get rid of .00 in Excel?

Remove trailing zeros from decimal numbers by Format Cells

- Select the cells you want to remove trailing zeros after decimal point, right click to select Format Cells from the context menu.
- In the Format Cells dialog, under Number tab, select Custom from Category list box, then type 0.
- Click OK.

**Why does Excel not recognize numbers?**

Remove leading and trailing spaces around cells with numbers. Remove apostrophes in front of numbers. If the number format in the cells with numbers is “Text” then it will be changed to “General” in these cells. Turn all empty cells into truly empty/blank cells that Excel recognizes as being empty.

### Why can’t I type numbers in Excel?

With this worksheet try deleting some numbers and retype numbers back into those cells. Save the file, open it back up and again try typing in numbers. See if you can get the problem to surface after typing in numerous cells.

### Why are long numbers not displayed correctly in Excel?

After you enter a long number (such as a credit card number) in an Excel cell, the number is not displayed correctly in Excel. For example, Note Default number format in Excel is General therefore you can display up to 11 digits in a cell. Workaround To work around this issue, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Format the cell as text

**Why do I have problems with my Excel spreadsheet?**

If your data doesn’t get checked as it’s entered, you’re going to have problems. By default, Excel accepts whatever the user types. It is possible to set up validation on look-up lists, but these are difficult to maintain, mainly if the same field gets used in more than one place.

## How to display 11 digits in a cell in Excel?

Default number format in Excel is General therefore you can display up to 11 digits in a cell. Workaround To work around this issue, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Format the cell as text To do this, follow these steps: Right-click target cell, and then click Format Cells. On the Numbertab, select Text, and then click OK.

## How to get long numbers to work in Excel?

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods. To do this, follow these steps: Right-click target cell, and then click Format Cells. On the Number tab, select Text, and then click OK. Then type a long number. (Be sure to set the cell format before you type the number)