# Copy and Paste as Text / Value (Not Formula) in Excel & Google Sheets

*This tutorial demonstrates how to copy and paste a calculated cell as text or a number in Excel and Google Sheets.*

## Copy and Paste as Text

In Excel, you often need to copy **just the result** of some formula **as a value** or text in another cell, **without copying the formula**. This means that, if you change the cells used in the formula, they do not change the value in a cell where you pasted it as text. Say you have a *quantity* (**10**) in cell B3, *price* (**$25**) in cell C3, and a formula that multiplies these two values in cell D3 to return the *Sales Amount* (at this point, $250).

You want to copy the *Sales Amount* to cell F3. The picture below shows what happens if you just copy (**CTRL + C**) cell D3 and paste (**CTRL + V**) in cell F3.

As you can see, the result from D3 is copied to F3 (**$250**), but the formula is also copied. This means that, if you change the value in cell C3 to **$30**, the values in D3 and F3 both update to **$300**. To keep F3 constant, copy and paste as text instead.

So, to **copy and paste as text**, right-click cell D3 and click **Copy** (or **CTRL + C**), then right-click cell F3, and click **Values** under **Paste Options**.

This way, only the value from D3 is copied to F3, as text.

Now, if you change C3 to **$30**, the value in D3 updates because of the formula, but the value in F3 remains at **$250**, as it is now plain text.

## Copy and Paste as Text in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, pasting as a value works a bit differently, compared to Excel.

- Right-click cell D3 and click
**Copy**(or**CTRL + C**). - Right-click cell F3 and choose
**Paste special**. - Click
**Paste values only**(or use the keyboard shortcut**CTRL + SHIFT + V**).

The result is the same as in Excel: The value from D3 (**$250**) is copied to F3 as text.