The Explode Formula Auditing Plug-In
Ever get frustrated with the limitations of the
Formula Auditing process in MS Excel? The blue arrows work great
to trace precedents or dependents on one worksheet but wouldn't you love
to know what cells from other worksheets impacted or are impacted by a
In April 2009 while working on a
hairy workbook that drives an equally robust Xcelsius dashboard, I had
enough and found the Explode add-in through the MrExcel.com bulletin
board. I just knew I wasn't alone in my frustration. Below
is the descriptive text from the folk that programmed the add-in.
Make sure you read the directions. This nifty little utility is
working like a champ for me.
powerful, intuitive, easy to use, and FREE formula auditing tool.
Designed by a professional financial modeller to be used by experts
and newbs alike. Once you start using it, you'll wonder how you ever
managed without it. Imagine using the audit arrow feature on a
formula and then tracing each precedent or dependent to find out
what the value is and then finally returning back to that origin
cell. Imagine if you could automate that process and display all
that information instantly in a well organized interactive format.
Now that would be a great formula auditing tool! One day I stopped
wishing for it and just built it. Now you can have it too."
link for the download.
It's a zip file. Save to your desired location, extract all and
install per the directions.