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I'd like to try turning off the auto formula assumption in Excel.

I want to allow a user to enter either a Plus, Minus or Equals sign in a

cell and finish by

using an arrow key (to move to the next desired data entry cell). Nothing

else. It would

be nice not to require the text forcing single quote ['=] or a formula such as

[="="] .

You can do this if you use the [Enter] key, but then the cell selection

moves to where the

preference is set. However, when you use an arrow key, it is interpreted as a

formula and

the cell moved-to is inserted after the sign [Excel assumes you want a formula

referencing

that cell]. I could make the move-after-entry direction preference the most

likely, but

that can vary. I could also set the [enter]to not move the selection, forcing a

two key

finish-move operation.

Formatting the cell as Text converts a number to a string, but doesn't

convert these

signs into a string.

I could have the user enter text (a P, M or E), but the actual sign would be

nicer.

If there is an event which Fires when the arrow key is pressed, after a sign in

entered,

perhaps I could have a Macro add the leading single quote...but everyting I

found doesn't

fire when the arrow is typed, only after the [Enter]

Ideas?

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