Cells in excel not automatically updating
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.
You can fix most recalculation problems with one of these three solutions.
Now, fix that report, and get ready for your meeting.
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.
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When the source workbook and the destination workbook are open on the same computer, links are updated automatically.
When you open a destination workbook, and the source workbook is not open, you may be alerted by the Trust Bar whether to update the links.
Be aware that a circular reference can, in some instances, prevent Excel from calculating a formula.