Greyed formula that won't delete

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I have a formula in a cell: =+K3:K4/K4  The formula is grey and every time I hit delete, it comes back. I can overwrite it but not delete it.  However this happened is purely accidental.  I cannot find any help subjects on this.  The cell is unlocked.  I don't know what else to do.

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Windows 10 Home
Maybe you replied to my question instead of posting a new question? Do you have your cells highlighted white?


If you have Office 2021 or Microsoft 365, the formula =+K3:K4/K4 will spill to two cells in a column.

You can only edit/delete this formula in the top cell. The formula will be grayed out if you select the bottom cell.



Just had this exact problem and came here to find a solution. But to no avail.


BUT then I noticed that one of the lines that my formula spilled in to was hidden. This made the formula greyed out. Once I unhid the line the formula became white and I was able to edit it. Why this is so I do not know. A feature or a bug?