Choosing the Right Calculation Preferences for Your Needs

If you create complex worksheets, you may need to change the calculation settings Excel uses—for example, by switching from automatic recalculation to manual recalculation, by limiting the number of iterations Excel performs, or by changing values from full precision to the number of decimal places actually shown in the cells.

To change the calculation settings, open the Calculation preferences pane (see Figure 6–8) like this:

  1. Choose Excel images Preferences or press Cmd+, (Cmd and the comma key) to display the Excel Preferences dialog box.
  2. In the Formulas and Lists area, click the Calculation ...

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