Excel/Copy Formula


Good day Bob,
I'm trying to only the Formula of a range but it copies also the Value.
The tricky part is that in the range to be copied, some cells contains FORMULA and some don't.

Here is a test file that I have used to test the code
Sub TestCopyOnlyFormula()
   Application.EnableEvents = False
   Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteFormulas, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks:=False, Transpose:=False
   Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

I'm I doing something wrong?
Is there an alternative to copy the Formula only?

Thank you.

No - the formula is just evaluating. For example, if cell A1 has 25 in it and cell A2 has 28 in it, and cell B1 has =A1 in it, if you copy B1 and paste only the formula to B2, you'll still see 28 because the formula has =A2, and that evaluates to 28. If you turn calculations off you'll see the 25 instead of 28, but the formula still evaulates to some value.

Also, your code could be shortened to this (no need to select):
Sub TestCopyOnlyFormula()
   Application.EnableEvents = False
   Range("D500:R550").PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteFormulas
   Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

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