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Using the Excel 2002 Watch Window

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Excel’s new Watch Window feature lets you track cell properties including workbook, worksheet, name, cell, value, and formula, even when the cells are out of view.

Activating the Watch Window

1. Select the cell(s) you want to watch.

2. Choose Formula Auditing from the Tools menu.

3. Choose Show Watch Window from the Formula Auditing submenu. The Watch Window opens.

4. Click Add Watch. The Add Watch dialog box opens.

5. Confirm the location of the formula to be watched, and then click the Add button.

- The Watch Window can be moved anywhere on screen by dragging the title bar.

- Change the width of a column by dragging its boundary (to the right of the column heading).

- Double click an entry in the Watch Window to select that cell.

- Cells that contain links to other workbooks are displayed in the Watch Window only if the other workbook is open.

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Using the Excel 2002 Watch Window
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