# Quickly Convert Formulas into Their Output Values in Excel

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This tutorial teaches you how to convert a formula or function into its displayed output in Excel.

This is very important and useful when you want to freeze a formula or function so that its output value cannot change.

There is a very simply set of keyboard shortcuts that allows you to do this:

First, select the desired functions/formulas then hit:

Ctrl + C and then Alt + E + S + V and then hit Enter

So, Ctrl + C > Alt + E + S + V > Enter

Do this quickly and it will seamlessly convert all selected formulas/functions to their output value.

All we are really doing is copying the cells then pasting-special their values in place of the functions/formulas.

Here is a sample:

We have the RAND() function here and each time we update the spreadsheet (F9) these values will change:

Now, lets make these values hard-coded.

First, select the cells:

Hit Ctrl + C

Then hit Alt + E + S + V and you will see this screen:

Hit OK and you are done!

Now you can see that these values are actually numbers instead of the function RAND().

I hope this helps! :)

Excel Function: RAND()

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Excel Function: RAND()