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I am working with a worksheet with two sheets. I need to add the text that appears in a range in a column (a20 to a70) if the cells are shown, not hidden.
Can this be done with a formula?

Esther -

To clarify: you want a formula that looks at another sheet, and if the text in the cell you are looking at is not hidden, then display that text. Is this correct?

Right now I don't know of a way to identify hidden cell content (unfortunately, CELL() doesn't include "hidden" as an option) with a formula, but I will think about it while I wait for you to confirm that I'm answering the question you want. Is it possible for you to use VBA instead of a formula?

- Andrea
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Andrea Lynch


I am very familiar with teaching excel concepts, and formulas. I am not as capable with VBA questions.


I currently tutor in this area. I worked for four years developing curriculum and teaching Microsoft applications to adult audiences. I also previously volunteered for

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