I have a wierdness with Excel 2003 and I can not figure out how to get rid of it: Problem: The entries in a cell do not show up in the formula bar. Particulars: 1) If I have an equation in a cell, the equation will show up only if I highlight the cell and then put my cursor in the formula bar. 2) Anything other than an equation, i.e. text or numbers, nothing shows up at all, even if I do what I do in 1) above. 3) If I double click in the cell, I the entry in the cell is editable (the only thing saving me right now). I have spent the last 2 days going over the options and can not find anything except the "edit directly in cells" option which has no effect. I do not like editing in the cell directly. With long equations, it is difficult to read. Anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of this? I am borderline asking the IT folks to come down and reinstall Excel for me. Thanks.