# Why do I see the formula text and not the result of the formula?

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**Why do I see the formula text and not the result of the formula?**

- Make sure that all formulas will start with the equal sign (=)

If your formula starts with the = character, check that the options are set to not view the formula:

- Select
**Tools - Options**from the main menu - Select
**OpenOffice.org Calc - View**(in OpenOffice.org 1.1.x: Spreadsheet - View) - Make sure that the
**Formulas**Option under**Display**is**not**checked