When you perform a normal copy and paste on a cell in Microsoft Excel 2016, 2013, and 2010 that has been calculated by a formula, the formula gets pasted as well. There is a simple way around this if you wish to just copy and paste only the value within the cell and nothing more. Just follow these steps.
- Select the cells or ranges you wish to copy.
- Select the “Home” tab.
- Select “Copy” in the “Clipboard section.
- Select the cell you wish to paste your values to.
- Select the lower half of the large “Paste” button. From the extended menu that appears, select “Values“.
- Select “OK“.
You have successfully pasted a value in Excel without including the formula.