# LibreOffice Calc not computing functions (showing function, not output)

Hi Everyone,

I cannot get libre office calc to recognize functions. I am being shown the formula as it is typed, not the desired output.

I have tried **Tools > Options > LibreOffice Calc > View > Formulas**. Either checked or unchecked gives the same result.

Also, if I press **Ctrl-F8**, text remains black, numbers turn blue, but nothing turns green (another question told me that formulas would turn green).

below are identical questions whose solutions do nothing.

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