# Evaluate part of a formula

Windows shortcut

F9

Mac shortcut

FnF9

Use this keyboard shortcut to evaluate parts of a formula. This is not really a keyboard shortcut per se, but rather just a trick you can use to find out how Excel evaluates parts of a formula as it calculated. This is a great way to check a formula to find out how it works, or to debug a formula when it isn't working properly. See this video for a demonstration of F9 to evaluate parts of a formula.

## Related videos

The videos below demonstrate this shortcut.

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In this brief video, we look at how to debug a formula using the F9 key. If you work with formulas a lot, this is one of the most useful skills you can learn.

In this video, we'll look at how to create a dynamic reference to a named range with the INDIRECT function. This is one way to switch ranges on the fly.