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QUESTION: 14 columns are there C to P with range C1:P200
Row 1 contains time value. Example: C1=9/27/2014 8:42:34 AM; D1=9/27/2014 9:12:25 AM & so on...till P1.

Output: C2:C200 should become FORMULA FREE IMMEDIATELY when system's time>=C1
Similarly, D2200 should become FORMULA FREE when system's time>=D1
& so on till column P i.e. P2:P200 should become FORMULA FREE when system's time>=P1

How to accomplish?

=IF(NOW()>=C\$1,"FORMULA FREE","")
Fill down & right to P200

---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: Sir,
You understood the question in a different direction....

Correct: C2 contains a formula like '=Q2'; C3=Q3 & so on...till C200=Q200.
So when system's time>=C1, the formula in C2:C200 should get removed leaving there only the value.

Similarly, for column D to P.

vba only could do this.....so vba needed.

Right-click the sheet tab in question, select View Code, enter this:

Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
Application.EnableEvents = False
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Set rg = Selection
For i = 3 To 16
If Cells(1, i).Value < Now Then
Cells(2, i).Resize(199).Copy
Cells(2, i).PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
Application.CutCopyMode = False
End If
Next
Application.EnableEvents = True
rg.Select
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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